Definition of moment of truth in English:

moment of truth


  • A time when a person or thing is tested, a decision has to be made, or a crisis has to be faced.

    ‘the moment of truth for most German children comes at the end of Grade 4’
    • ‘After all, it is neither a moment of truth nor a turning point for two of the three characters.’
    • ‘The fuel crisis has brought us to a moment of truth.’
    • ‘The dramatic climax is Esther's moment of truth, when she summons the courage to risk her life for her people.’
    • ‘Only after they complete their struggles against their opponents will they reach the moment of truth, where they will have to seriously deal with the road map.’
    • ‘He said he had that moment of truth and realized that his position was untenable and he could not continue as the finance minister.’
    • ‘‘Tomorrow is a moment of truth for the world,’ the president said at a news conference.’
    • ‘At the moment of truth, I immediately felt it was a perfect shot.’
    • ‘There comes a moment of truth when we ask ourselves, what is compassion?’
    • ‘Could Britain soon be facing a similar moment of truth?’
    • ‘It was for many the moment of truth in the association's history.’


    With allusion to the final sword thrust in a bullfight.