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moment of truth

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A critical or decisive time on which much depends; a crucial moment.
  • noun Sports The point in a bullfight at which the matador makes the kill.

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  • noun idiomatic A deciding instant; the time when a test determines or makes it apparent whether something will succeed.

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  • noun the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
  • noun a crucial moment on which much depends

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of Spanish el momento de verdad.]

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A calque of Spanish el momento de la verdad, which refers to the time of the final sword thrust in a bullfight.

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