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(one's) finest hour

The moment or time of one's greatest success or achievement. The team's come-from-behind victory in the semi-finals proved to be their finest hour.
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Call of Duty: Finest Hour thrusts new recruits and hardened soldiers alike into a gripping, movie-like WWII combat experience played out at the height of the war through three Allied campaigns -- Russian, British and American.
Johnson's character plays the leading role during the harrowing British campaign in Finest Hour, for which Johnson carries an important personal connection.
There may be a myriad of war first person shooters on the market right now, but Finest Hour stands up to be counted.
The 'Finest Hour' campaign focuses on how our optical network technology helps people achieve a peak experience -- a finest hour.
ZIDANE, whose finest hour came when pipping Borderlescott to win the 2007 Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood, has been retired after a below-par effort at Ascot on Saturday.
CRICKET: Ricky Ponting may have smashed a magnificent century to seal a series win against South Africa - but the Australia skipper still rates his match-saving knock in the Ashes series as his finest hour.
Purple Rain was Prince's finest hour as an actor - he was desperate to be Batman in the original movie (he missed out to Michael Keaton but still got to make the blistering soundtrack).
It also marked the launch of a new five-year project, Finest Hour, to record eyewitness memories of the bombing of the landmark building.
But his finest hour came in the race of the day - the superbike six- lapper where he smashed the lap record with 122.
The album featured the honky-tonking "Lazy Days," "Cody, Cody" and the Mick Jagger/Keith Richards piece de resistance "Wild Horses," Parsons' finest hour vocally and passionately (with Leon Russell adding piano).
His finest hour came in 1983 when he was one of the '12 Apostles' that beat Galway in the infamous 1983 All-Ireland football final after Dublin had three players sent off.
African Dream has lifted both the Betfred Classic Trial and the Dee Stakes, while Red Lancer had his finest hour in the Chester Vase.
That was the first of numerous victories for Flakey Dove who enjoyed her finest hour when collecting the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham under Mark Dwyer in 1994.
This was Bush's finest hour, standing strong and resolute, offering an iron fist to America's enemies and love and respect to our heroes and to all people who behave in a civilized manner regardless of race or creed.
This tale of a Cuban immigrant, Tony Montana, is both Al Pacino and Brian De Palma's finest hour.