the moment of truth

Meaning: The moment of truth is a time when the truth about something is revealed, or when an important decision is made.

For example:

  • We're getting our exam results today so the moment of truth is nearly here.

  • We've been at the tennis tournament all weekend, and now we're watching the last game in the last match, so the moment of truth is here at last.

Quick Quiz:

The moment of truth in a court case is when the

a. the verdict is announced

b. the judge arrives

c. the lawyers send their bills

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Contributor: Matt Errey