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EtymologyEdit

A calque of Spanish momento de la verdad, which refers to the time of the final sword thrust in a bullfight.

NounEdit

moment of truth (plural moments of truth)

  1. (idiomatic) A deciding instant; the time when a test determines or makes it apparent whether something will succeed.
    The moment of truth comes when you try to start the engine you have just rebuilt.

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