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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.

Additional definitions for 'come to a head':

come to a headTo suddenly make mature or perfected that which was inchoate or imperfectly formed.
come to a headTo suddenly reveal that which has lain latent for a time.
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