When push comes to shove
Posted by Johnny on December 14, 1999
In Reply to: When push comes to shove posted by Bruce Kahl on December 09, 1999
: : : What does "when push comes to shove" mean?
: I always thought it meant that you need to be alert and more
aware of a certain situation when things change and to possibly
expect different reactions.
: For instance:
: Let's say you are at work and your team is doing very well working on a project together. Everyone is pleasant and things are going along just fine. Then, all of a sudden, upper management changes the parameters of the project, moving the due date much closer than your team had expected. Some team members can very easily adapt to the change and some can not. So in the future when the stress hits again, you will know which of your team members you can depend upon when "when push comes to shove".
No it means, when it all comes down to it, or when the moment has
finally arrived for example,
So " when push comes to shove " ( when it has finally arrived ) what will U do?