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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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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’.
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Kevin Whately is to host Our Finest Hour, a celebration of Second World War music at Newcastle City Hall
What can audiences expect from Our Finest Hour? It's a little like the Last Night of the Proms except it's the BBC Big Band playing music from the Second World War era - both British and American - as well as music inspired by the war, with Annie Gill singing some wartime songs and myself hosting it.
Your finest hour may be just ahead in one of life's little challenges.
A Mass Observation report from the day after Churchill delivered his 'finest hour' broadcast in 1940, shows reaction to the speech was not unanimous.
The next time you are asked about the single most important or impactful decision you've made in your career, I hope you will be ready to share your finest hour and tell your story!
We can look back to Que Creek (2002), Esterhazy (2006), and San lose Chile (2010) as success stories--in may respects, our finest hours. Regretfully, there have been many dark hours through that period too.
And, as Churchill implied, this work should be your finest hour.
In his address, Bishop David Thomas referred to the Daily Telegraph's headline to an article about the battle, 'Wales' finest hour'.
Yet, it was during the Korean War that the reserves, particularly those wearing wings of gold, had their finest hour and made lasting history.
Les Ballets Suedois had nothing officially to do with the Royal Swedish Ballet--apart from stealing many of its best dancers--but it has Become the iconic legend of Swedish dance's finest hour. So, bending to history, the Royal Swedish Ballet invited Hodson and Archer, as well as the venerable Swedish choreographer Ivo Cramer, to recreate a typical Ballets Suedois program.
The human body, from a purely mechanical point of view, sees its finest hour during competitive athletics.
It seemed to me that this was democracy at its finest hour, uncovering the filthy linen that the emperor would just as soon have burned.
Fossedal, Our Finest Hour is meant to be the memoirs his hero would have written.
The court said: 'This is a good time to emphasize upon those in charge of the prosecution of criminal cases that the prosecutor's finest hour is not when he wins a case with the conviction of the accused.