2An event or confrontation that is likely to decide the final outcome of a situation: the high noon of his quest for the presidential nomination
Popularized by the film High Noon (1952)
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- Is it finally high noon for one of Turkey's most powerful business dynasties?
- The high noon of the Raj in the nineteenth century has been well documented but it is of more than passing interest to see how little some things have changed in the past half century.
- Yesterday really was a high noon for the Lanarkshire club.
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