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Moment in the Sun

What Does "Moment in the Sun" Mean?

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"Moment in the sun" is an English idiom. It means "a brief period of fame, attention, or acknowledgment."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "moment in the sun" used in a sentence:
  • After years of hard work, she finally had her moment in the sun.
  • The small town had its moment in the sun when it was chosen as a movie location.
  • Every athlete dreams of their moment in the sun, standing atop the podium.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Moment in the Sun" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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