witching hour

noun
midnight: a rendezvous at the witching hour.

Origin:
1825–35

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witching hour
 
n
the witching hour the hour at which witches are supposed to appear, usually midnight

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witching hour

Midnight, as in They arrived just at the witching hour. This term alludes to older superstitions concerning a time appropriate to witchcraft and other supernatural occurrences. Shakespeare and others wrote of "the witching time of night." The precise phrase was first recorded in 1835.

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Example sentences
My glow-in-the-dark watch read midnight, the witching hour.
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