Complete Definition of "come to a head"

English

Etymology
The folk etymology is possibly related to acne, where the head of the pimple forms after something bad has been going on beneath the surface.

Phrase
to come to a head

  1. idiom To rapidly come to a turning point.

#:The escalating crisis between England and her American colonies came to a head when fighting broke out in 1775.

  1. idiom To suddenly reveal that which has lain latent for a time.

#:His festering anger came to a head after the incident.

  1. idiom To suddenly make mature or perfected that which was inchoate or imperfectly formed.
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