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of the moment

popular or important now The weather has become India's biggest enemy of the moment.
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of the moment

Of importance at this time, as in The issue of the moment is dealing with our budget deficit. This expression gave rise in succeeding decades to the man of the moment, meaning "the most important person at this time," as in When Alan hit a home run and broke the tie, he was the man of the moment. [c. 1930]
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He immediately became the great man of the moment, and had just begun a new edition of the narrative, with a voice like a field preacher, when the mail stage drove into the village street.
Alan (Shearer) was the man of the moment, you need to be ice cool in a situation like that.
She stood at the stage doorway at Belfast's Waterfront Hall and scanned the hand-picked audience of young people as they waited for the man of the moment.
Man of the moment is Cesc Fabregas (left), now 2/1 to win Player of the Year.
SUBSTITUTE Scott Davies was the man of the moment when he fired a stunning 86th-minute winner to end Bradford's 100 per cent start to the season.
HE'S THE man of the moment, the slayer of giants, the, erm, scorer of some goals.
Man of the moment James Beattie is 9-2 favourite to score the first goal tonight, according to bookmakers Ladbrokes.
He's the man of the moment after scoring five goals in seven games - and Craig Bellamy has agreed to answer YOUR questions in a Pink special on Saturday night.
Sharon Stone got a 10-carat diamond ring from her man of the moment, Michel Benasra, head of Guess?
Then man of the moment Zayed netted his 100th competitive goal in League of Ireland football in the 51st minute when his diving header found the top corner.
Stapleton said: "I don't know how to stop Joe when he has the ball; he's the man of the moment.
Man of the moment Johnny Murtagh had him in a great position throughout (never traded bigger than his pre-race high of 5.
Katherine Moran SPORT: Ayoze Perez has been linked with a move away from Newcastle United, but Steve McClaren feels he's the man of the moment.
Man of the moment Wajtknecht also defeated Danny Ayres in spectacular fashion to claim the National League's Bronze Helmet.
Vol 1 are man of the moment James Bay, rapper Wretch 32, rockers Pulled Apart By Horses, plus Martina and the Diamonds, Catfish and the Bottlemen and chart-topper George Ezra.