Idiom: make or break moment

Definition: an important moment that decides whether you will succeed or fail


Today’s presentation in front of the board is very important. It will decide whether they approve our project and we get promoted, or they kill our project and fire us. It is a make or break moment for us.

This was a very important order, and we messed up the delivery schedule. The customer is very angry. This is a make or break moment. If we handle this well, we’ll keep the customer. If we don’t, we’ll lose him.


Related Posts

Idiom: to make a splash

Definition: to attract a lot of attention; to get noticed Examples: Everyone is talking about the new movie. It really made a splash. That new book is really popular. The author is on all the talk shows. She really made a splash.  

Idiom: to make waves

Definition: to create a significant impression; to cause trouble, to be disruptive Examples: At your new job, be sure to speak up at meetings. You want to make waves right from the start. I didn't know anyone at the dinner party, so I kept quiet. I didn't want to make...

Idiom: to put one’s foot in one’s mouth

Definition: to say something awkward or inappropriate Examples: I saw my boss on the street yesterday. He was with a woman. I said I loved his wife's dress, but she wasn't his wife. She was his girlfriend. I definitely put my foot in my mouth that time. I thought the...