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Moment of Truth

What Does "Moment of Truth" Mean?

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"Moment of truth" is an English idiom. It means "a crucial moment when a decision is made or the truth about a situation becomes clear."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "moment of truth" used in a sentence:
  • It's the moment of truth: will the experiment work as we've predicted?
  • When he confronted her about the rumors, it was a moment of truth for their relationship.
  • The final round of the competition is the moment of truth for these contestants.
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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 of Truth" 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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