(one's) finest hour

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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.
See also: fin, hour

your finest hour

the time of your greatest success.
1940 W. S. Churchill Speech to House of Commons Let us therefore brace ourselves to that duty, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Commonwealth and its Empire lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour’.
See also: fin, hour
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With the continuing war and constant threat of war, terrorism, daily struggles, work, family responsibilities and an endless to-do list, we all may face a time we call our finest hour.
Dramatically, Kranz turns to the director and clearly responds; "With all due respect sir, I believe this is going to be our finest hour.
He told a cabinet meeting: "It is fair to say that this was probably not our finest hour.
But, as Churchill also reminded us, we must be prepared if we are to succeed and fulfill our destiny--that "special thing unique to us that would be our finest hour.
Flanked by George VI and Winston Churchill, she stood in the same spot on VE Day in 1945 to celebrate our finest hour.
THE last time Europe went to war it brought Britain what Winston Churchill called our finest hour.
It wasn't our finest hour,'' spokeswoman Michelle Bergman said Tuesday.
Our memories tell us that the Persian Gulf War was a resounding victory for the red, white and blue, one of our finest hours, a spectacular high for a group of GIs who came home to parades and open arms.