moment of truth

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

Etymology:

  • A calque of Spanish momento de la verdad, which refers to the time of the final sword thrust in a bullfight.
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The moment of truth comes when you try to start the engine you have just rebuilt.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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