They have put good runs together at crucial stages of the season.
This was a crucial stage of the game and a single stone might win or lose it.
After a few days comes the next crucial stage in the breaking process.
The next is the crucial stage of the whole operation; nothing else can correct it.
Because we have reached a crucial stage in our plan.
Within two years her condition had reached what I would call the crucial stage.
It is a crucial stage of the race for us.
Today we are at a crucial stage in the overall process.
This, however, is the crucial stage; during it human health and the environment are at risk.
We find ourselves at a crucial stage in the construction of Europe.