One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be the factor which decides whether (something) will succeed or fail.‘the soundtrack can make or break a production’as modifier ‘a make-or-break match’
- ‘The quality of the lighting system is a make or break factor in the 24 Hour Race.’
- ‘The pressure, the exposure and the rewards involved in matches like these are such that they can make or break a player's career.’
- ‘These next few weeks will be make or break for many businesses.’
- ‘The big two in local football are heading for a make or break month of matches.’
- ‘Did your mark on your grade five geography project really make or break your admittance into university?’
- ‘As a dining companion pointed out, the crust can make or break a pizza, and in this case, it broke it.’
- ‘As any sports fanatic knows, commentary can make or break any game, whether on TV or on a console.’
- ‘Social networking has changed the rules of the game and consumers now have the power to make or break a brand.’
- ‘TV coverage of elections and governmental affairs can make or break a politician's career.’
- ‘My reply got me thinking about the different ways that elders make or break communities.’
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