the evil hour/day/moment

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the evil (moment/hour/day)

The moment, time, or day when one must do something particularly difficult, unpleasant, or stressful. I knew I had to start filing my taxes soon, but I've been doing everything in my power to put off the evil day. Having "the hair of the dog" may make you feel slightly better after a night of heavy drinking, but it's only postponing the evil moment when your body's hangover eventually kicks in.
See also: evil, hour

the evil ˈhour/ˈday/ˈmoment

the time when you have to do something difficult or unpleasant: I’d better go and see the dentist — I can’t put off the evil hour any longer.I worried for weeks about how I would tell him the bad news but eventually I couldn’t put off the evil day any longer.
See also: evil, hour, moment
References in classic literature ?
Willing therefore to delay the evil hour, she resolved to wait till her sister's health were more secure, before she appointed it.
At length I came one night to that lonely spot where we had camped in the evil hour when Umslopogaas was borne away by the lioness, and once more I looked upon the cave whence he had dragged the cub, and upon the awful face of the stone Witch who sits aloft upon the Ghost Mountain forever and forever.
Peru was in a state of anarchy; and each party having demanded a contribution, the poor town of Iquique was in tribulation, thinking the evil hour was come.
Since Jesuits were caricatured by Protestant polemicists as "massing crows," "the picture of the Jesuit 'black-robe' as a carrion crow was one which Shakespeare would himself use to dissociate from papist terrorism, when he wrote of the evil hour when 'the crow / Makes wing to th' rooky wood' (Macbeth 3.
I distract my wonderfully patient teacher by asking about the way to Lenin's tomb in order to put off the evil hour when he'll find out I haven't been practising.
THE title suggests you should always put off the evil hour so make sure you revel right now in this fresh, funny and inventive British-made road movie set in America.
Bush himself used it the other day to postpone the evil hour when he would be confronted with his lies and exposed as a pimp for the contras.
The Evil Hours is not simply a book for combat veterans and service members.
The Evil Hours tells how, using interviews with people living with PTSD, adding literary, psychological and historical background, and covering the realities of the disorder and its lasting impact on families and loved ones.