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moment of truth

n. pl. moments of truth
1. A critical or decisive time on which much depends; a crucial moment.
2. Sports The point in a bullfight at which the matador makes the kill.

[Translation of Spanish el momento de verdad.]

moment of truth

n
1. a moment when a person or thing is put to the test
2. (Bullfighting) the point in a bullfight when the matador is about to kill the bull

mo′ment of truth′


n.
1. the moment in a bullfight at which the matador is about to make the kill.
2. the moment at which one's character, courage, skill, etc., is put to an extreme test; critical moment.
[1930–35; translation of Sp el momento de la verdad]

moment of truth

- A translation of a Spanish expression referring to the time of the final sword thrust in a bullfight.
See also related terms for moment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moment of truth - the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bullmoment of truth - the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
bullfighting, tauromachy - the activity at a bullfight
moment, instant, minute, second - a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
2.moment of truth - a crucial moment on which much depends
moment, instant, minute, second - a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
Translations

moment of truth

n the moment of truthil momento della verità
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