to have your/its moments

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - have your moments

"to have your/its moments"

to have brief periods of distinction


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - have your moments

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Garry has been fired for incompetence.

Colleague 2:  Really?  I thought Garry was really good. He sure had some brilliant ideas and saved the day on many occasions.

Colleague 1:  Yes, he had his moments where he did some really good work that received a lot of notice but, generally, the rest of his work was slipshod. And he missed a lot of deadlines as well.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - have your moments

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  It is time to break up with Sam.

Friend 2:  But I thought you were getting along really well with your boyfriend? He seems so fun to be around.

Friend 1:  He has his moments alright but they are only brief displays of positiveness. Most of the time he is moody and disagreeable and difficult to get along with.

to have your/its moments - Usage:


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to have your/its moments - Gerund Form:

Having his moments, the group decided to invite him to the party.

to have your/its moments - Examples:

1)  They're going to have their moments. They've really done a good job.

2)  Children are so much fun to be around. They have their moments when they make me want to wince, want to hide, and want to ...

3)  Both books have their moments, but they also strip away the narrative sophistications of their predecessors.

4)  That's not to say they weren't enjoyable. Both had their moments.

5)  ... the exercise we undertake (Pilates, Crossfit, yoga all had their moments).

6)  Swansea had their moments, although their threat was sporadic.

7)  ... in roles that largely squander their significant talent. The film does have its moments, however, ...

8)  It's not that " Dharma Durai " doesn't have its moments. In brief flashes, the film actually has a few moments that stick.

9)  ... very little in actual storytelling. The production, however, does have its moments and the cast should be commended on their delivery of this script, ...

10)  While it does have its moments, those looking for more than ...

11)  A week on a boat does have its moments.

12)  Smith had his moments against the brilliant 26 year-old though was ultimately out-powered and outclassed before ...

13)  He hasn't set the game on fire, but he's had his moments, enough certainly to encourage ...

14)  Although he had his moments, he'd know he's capable of more.

15)  He has had his moments. I thought his three overs were brilliant in the last game. 

16)  And although she's had her moments, Merkel has been mostly reluctant to prioritise women's rights; ...

17)  ... but she also had her moments where she could be very intense.

18)  ... a lot of borderline stupid things on this show, but she also had her moments of wisdom.

19)  This is mostly a bad movie, but it has its moments.

20)  Mind you, even the weed, in flower, has its moments of prettiness, and gains perhaps a sneaking admiring glance.