moment of truth

noun phrase

: the final sword thrust in a bullfight
: a moment of crisis on whose outcome much or everything depends

Examples of moment of truth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That morning, his years of work faced a moment of truth tens of millions of miles away. Gabriel San Román, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 And really, at this point in the season, all practice is about building confidence for that moment of truth. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 12 Oct. 2023 But now comes a moment of truth for the overdose-reversal medication: Will increased access help to save lives? Lev Facher, STAT, 31 Aug. 2023 This is Israel’s moment of truth—no less than that. Time, 14 Aug. 2023 Disney’s moment of truth next week Offering the convenience of at-home or on-the-go streaming has been the industry’s natural answer to the shift in consumer habits. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 4 Aug. 2023 This is a moment of history that is a moment of truth. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 19 July 2023 There was no guarantee the Afghan leadership would seize such a moment of truth; it didn’t after the deadline was set as September. Vanda Felbab-Brown, Foreign Affairs, 17 Aug. 2021 Pride month collections represent a moment of truth for companies courting the pink dollar 🏳️‍🌈 A Florida restaurant is suing DeSantis to keep hosting family-friendly drag shows 📬 Sign up for the Daily Brief Our free, fast, and fun briefing on the global economy, delivered every weekday morning. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 22 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of moment of truth was in 1932

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“Moment of truth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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