moment of truth

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

The moment of truth comes when you try to start the engine you have just rebuilt.


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  • moment of truth — mo′ment of truth′ n. 1) spo the moment in a bullfight at which the matador is about to make the kill 2) the moment at which one s character, courage, skill, etc., is put to an extreme test; critical moment • Etymology: 1930–35; trans. of Spel… …   From formal English to slang

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