(one's) finest hour

(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. Even though Stella was sick with the flu, she still managed to give an impassioned speech that saved the old library from demolition. It was truly her finest hour. Grandpa says that our country's finest hour came while stopping Hitler's advance during World War II.
See also: fin, hour
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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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