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psychological moment

the proper or critical time for achieving a desired result:
She found the right psychological moment to make her request.
Origin of psychological moment
1870-75 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for psychological-moment

psychological moment

the most appropriate time for producing a desired effect: he proposed to her at the psychological moment
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psychological-moment in Medicine

psychological moment n.
The time at which the mental state of a person is most likely to produce a desired response.

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