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high noon

1. Literally, at or very near midday (noon). It's only 9 AM and the heat out here is sweltering; by high noon, that sun will be deadly.
2. The peak or most advanced stage of a given period. At the high noon of the economic boom, people spent money on the most ridiculous things. The actor had been a household name at the high noon of his career, but nowadays, there are few who even remember him.
3. The critical or appointed time of a decisive confrontation, crisis, or contest. It's high noon for these two teams, as the result of this game will determine who makes it to the finals.
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morning, noon, and night

if you do something morning, noon, and night, you do it most of the time They've been working morning, noon, and night to finish the decorating before the baby's born.
See also: and, night
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Prosecutor Harry Hadfield said she woke up to find Noons punching her in the face.
The court was told how Noons was clearly angry when he arrived home.
Noons' wife Emma saw blood covering her mother's face and called an ambulance but as she was doing so Noons took the phone off her, said Mr Hadfield.
At solar noon, the sun is directly south of your location, and all shadows point to the true North Pole.
If a camper stands with his or her back to the sun at solar noon, the shadow lies along a line from the South Pole to the true North Pole through your camp.
At solar noon we say that the sun is on the meridian--and that it is noon.
29, 2004, and Noons assumed her new role as president of the company on Monday, Nov.
My findings concluded that they needed a strong leader, who was bilingual, a self-starter and had strong business skills to run the company when my dad stepped down," said Noons.