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Idioms

the moment of truth

This page is about the idiom 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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