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En ingles existe la palabra "crunch time":

A critical period of time during which it is necessary to work hard and fast.

Un periodo crítico de tiempo en el que es necesario trabajar duro y rápido.

¿Qué palabra existe en el español con esa definición?

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The closest I can think of are "momento/tiempo decisivo/crítico" & "hora de la verdad"

Source: search on multiple webpages including this one, own experience, etc.

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Obtenido de aquí? Si es así, por favor añáde la fuente de tu respuesta. Obtained from here? If so, please add the source to your answer. – Francisco Presencia Sep 3 '12 at 22:35
Vease también la discusión bajo "la hora de los loros" aunque esta frase parece ser un localismo peruano. – Walter Mitty Sep 8 '12 at 14:33

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