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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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fin de siècle

Occurring at the end of a century, especially the 19th century (when traditional values were in a state of upheaval). This French phrase means "end of century." A work like The Importance of Being Earnest can help us to better understand fin de siècle sensibilities.
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and finn (fɪn)
n. a five-dollar bill. (Germanic via Yiddish. As in German funf = five.) I gave the old guy a finn, and he nearly passed out.

New York’s finest

n. a New York City police officer. Three of New York’s finest were standing there at my door with my lost dog.
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Strong finning bans are fundamental to effective shark fisheries management and particularly important for shark fishing powers like the EU, but our work is far from done," said Sonja Fordham, President of Shark Advocates International.
Finning Group UK HR director, Mike Davies said: "Hewden and Finning have gone through substantial changes in the last year as part of a programme to improve Finning Group's UK performance.
One legislator who signed the letter, Federico Malavassi of the Partido Movimiento Liberacion (PLM), told The Tico Times, "It has never been proven that shark finning takes place in Costa Rica, and many fishermen have been bothered because of it.
Others struck a more serious tone, blasting the practice of shark finning.
Shark finning is now prohibited in the country's waters, as is the sale and import of shark products.
Extensive Footage of shark finning, fin trade and preparing shark fin and stills available.
The Midland-based consultancy picked up the prestigious account following a three-way competitive pitch, and will provide trade media relations support across three divisions for Finning including Construction Equipment, Power Systems and Materials Handling.
We believe these features are very important to companies like Finning.
In China, there is a growing groundswell of opposition to shark finning.
Whitehead will assume the newly created position with Finning International in Vancouver on January 1st, 1999.
Environmental groups praised the law as an important step in addressing the global problem of shark finning, a process through which sharks are caught, have their fins cut oft, and then are dumped back in the ocean to die.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- World renowned cartoonist Jim Toomey joins his cast of amusing aquatic characters to share the story of shark finning in Aquarium of the Bay's new exhibit, Sherman's Lagoon: Finning Isn't Funny, on Saturday, June 26.
In Britain, equipment demand remains soft and Finning (UK) Ltd.
Finning Chile will deliver 38 pieces of equipment - including bulldozers, motor graders, wheel dozers, on- highway trucks, off-highway water trucks, cranes, and drilling equipment - in the second half of 1998.
In Britain the equipment industry remains soft and Finning (UK) is experiencing lower than expected sales volumes.
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