|moment of truth|
|1.||a moment when a person or thing is put to the test|
|2.||the point in a bullfight when the matador is about to kill the bull|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
moment of truth
A critical or decisive time, at which one is put to the ultimate test, as in Now that all the bills are in, we've come to the moment of truthcan we afford to live here or not? This expression, a translation of the Spanish el momento de la verdad, signifies the point in a bullfight when the matador makes the kill. It was first used in English in Ernest Hemingway's story Death in the Afternoon (1932).