Definition of When the chips are down

1. Phrase. (idiomatic) When the pressure is on; when the situation is urgent or critical ¹



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Lexicographical Neighbors of When The Chips Are Down

when's
when, as, and if
when Hell freezes over
when all is said and done
when as
when first seen
when in Rome
when in Rome, do as the Romans
when in Rome, do as the Romans do
when it's at home
when it rains, it pours
when pigs fly
when push comes to shove
when the cat's away
when the cat's away the mice will play
when the chips are down (current term)
when the dust settles
when the going gets tough, the tough get going
when the time comes
whenas
whence
whenceafter
whenceever
whenceforth
whences
whencesoever
whencever
whene'er
whenever
whenever one turns around

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