push comes to shove
phrasal a decisive moment comes <
backed down when push came to shove
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Push Comes to Shove — can mean: * Push Comes to Shove , an animated short film by Bill Plympton * Push Comes to Shove (M.E.D. album), an album by M.E.D. * Push Comes to Shove (Jackyl album), an album by Jackyl * Push Comes to Shove , the title of both a book and a… …   Wikipedia

  • push comes to shove — informal used to describe what happens when a situation becomes very serious or difficult and action needs to be taken He backed down when push came to shove. He ll surrender if push comes to shove. • • • Main Entry: ↑push push comes to shove see …   Useful english dictionary

  • push comes to shove — If or when push comes to shove, the situation has become some bad that you are forced to do something: If push comes to shove, we ll just have to use our savings …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • push comes to shove —    If or when push comes to shove, the situation has become some bad that you are forced to do something: If push comes to shove, we ll just have to use our savings.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Push Comes to Shove (M.E.D. album) — Push Comes To Shove Studio album by M.E.D. Released March 22, 2005 …   Wikipedia

  • Push Comes to Shove (song) — Push Comes to Shove is a rock song written by the group Van Halen for their 1981 album Fair Warning . It is one of four singles issued for the album. Eddie Van Halen had played a succession of different solos for the song in front of producer Ted …   Wikipedia

  • Push Comes to Shove (Jackyl album) — Infobox Album Name = Push Comes to Shove Type = studio Artist = Jackyl Released = 1994 Recorded = The Warehouse Studio Vancouver, BC Genre = Hard rock/Southern rock Length = 52:21 Label = Geffen Records Producer = Bruce Fairbairn Reviews =… …   Wikipedia

  • push comes to shove (when) —  A hostile situation.  ► “However, the federal government is more nearly synonymous with politics, programs and agencies that most Americans value highly and, when push comes to shove, want to preserve more than they want either to cut the… …   American business jargon

  • when push comes to shove — When the time to act or make a decision comes • • • Main Entry: ↑push * * * if/when/ push comes to shove/it comes to the push/ phrase if or when you are forced to make a decision or do something difficult If push came to shov …   Useful english dictionary

  • if push comes to shove — if/when push comes to shove if you say that something can be done if push comes to shove, you mean that it can be done if the situation becomes so bad that you have to do it. Look, if push comes to shove we ll just have to sell the car …   New idioms dictionary

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