when push comes to shove

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when push comes to shove

  1. (idiomatic) When the pressure is on; when the situation is critical or urgent; when the time has come for action, even if it is difficult.
    He is not a particularly talented builder, but when push comes to shove, he can usually get the job done.

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Last modified on 19 January 2014, at 12:49