moment truth

moment of truth

noun
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.

Origin:
1930–35

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moment of truth
 
n
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

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