Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

at a crossroad

at a crossroad
1) at a time when you have to make an important decision
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    • at a crossroad in life/a relationship/a career
  • Analysis
    When you are literally at a crossroads while travelling, you need to make a decision on which road to take. If you are 'at a crossroads' in your work, life or relationship you are at an important moment of decision-making. You will hear this used to talk about personal and professional decisions.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When John was offered the opportunity to change careers he knew he was at an important crossroad in his life.
    2. Mary's landlord told her she had to move out, but she had nowhere to go. I'm at a difficult crossroad now, she thought.
    3. Our relationship was at a real crossroad, so we had to sit down and talk about everything that had happened.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. I am at an important crossroads in my career and the decisions I make now will have long-lasting implications.
    2. We have two possible approaches to this problem so we are at a crossroad. Let's examine the pros and cons of each.
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