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moment of truth

Definition of moment of truth in English:

A time when a person or thing is tested, a decision has to be made, or a crisis has to be faced: the moment of truth for most German children comes at the end of Grade 4
[with allusion to the final sword thrust in a bullfight]
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  • After all, it is neither a moment of truth nor a turning point for two of the three characters.
  • The fuel crisis has brought us to a moment of truth.
  • The dramatic climax is Esther's moment of truth, when she summons the courage to risk her life for her people.
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