the moment of truth

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - the moment of truth

"the moment of truth"

a critical or decisive time;

a crucial test


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - the moment of truth

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  After two weeks of intensive product testing, the testing agency is going to deliver the results this afternoon.

Colleague 2:  I guess it is the moment of truth. I am so nervous.

Colleague 1:  We did put over a year into development and it would be heartbreaking if the results were poor and we had to start over with something else.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - the moment of truth

A father and daughter are talking ...

Father:  You have been accepted by three of the universities that you applied for. It is the moment of truth. The deadline for acceptance is tomorrow.

Daughter:  It is really hard to choose. This decision will affect the rest of my life.

Father:  I know that you have done your research. Whichever school you pick will be great. You have my full and unconditional support.

Daughter:  I am going to sleep on it for one more night and make my decision in the morning.

the moment of truth - Usage:


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the moment of truth - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for the moment of truth.

the moment of truth - Examples:

1)  "We are close to the moment of truth," Delattre said, suggesting a vote on the proposal could happen soon.

2)  ... of the gains of the liberation struggle. This fundamental fact defines the moment of truth that ...

3)  ... let them set until the chocolate hardened. Then, it was the moment of truth, so I filled those suckers up with a little cherry-infused bourbon to test.

4)  The slowing economy might just hasten the moment of truth for the communists.

5)  Inevitably, there comes the moment of truth at the end of each episode when Do has to reveal the subject's portrait ...

6)  It's the moment of truth for Singapore's women's table tennis team after having their semi-final against China rescheduled ...

7)  This is the moment of truth. Do we stop here or continue?

8)  The moment of truth arrives in Rio today when the Olympic Games get underway, ...

9)  ... after years of training and dedication, this is the moment of truth - dancing for an opportunity to join the world's best.

10)  But the game of glorious uncertainties decides the moment of truth not until the last ball is bowled.

11)  This is the moment of truth, when lifelong relationships are either built or loyalty destroyed forever.

12)  ... he reflected on the moment of truth, when he realised it was time to shape up or ship out.

13)  This could be the moment of truth and either he will finally find a big clue to his parentage or he will ...

14)  ... but didn't tremble in the moment of truth when he scored the winning penalty.

15)  It's the moment of truth. Sharon reads the results and is horrified and devastated.

16)  ... see it in the environment with all the lighting? that's the moment of truth.

17)  This then was the moment of truth. Did my first look inside the jet justify my heightened anticipation?

18)  The moment of truth for any smartphone, the rigorous and brutal battery test.

19)  The moment of truth is going to be qualifying and I am really looking forward to that.

20)  ... here, on the retail floor, that everything comes together and the moment of truth is revealed ...