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Hallmark moment

A particularly poignant, memorable, or emotionally touching moment or event, i.e., one that would be suitable as a greeting card. A reference to the Hallmark brand of greeting cards. Sometimes used ironically or satirically. With so much of the extended family coming to visit, Grandpa's 80th birthday is turning into quite the Hallmark moment!
See also: hallmark, moment

have all the hallmarks of (someone or something)

To have all the traits that are usually associated with a particular person or thing. Come on, kids, be honest—the house has all the hallmarks of the aftermath of a wild party. This has all the hallmarks of an inside job.
See also: all, hallmark, have, of
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have all the ˈhallmarks of somebody/something

have all the characteristics or typical features of somebody/something: The burglary had all the hallmarks of a professional job.
Hallmarks are marks put on gold and silver objects that show the quality of the metal and give information about when and where they were made.
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A piece of the new Badge of Office for The Assay Master, designed and made by Martyn Pugh of Redditch Birmingham Assay Office chief Michael Allchin says he is not surprised at the huge demand for the newly hallmarked palladium jewellery
It was alleged gold rings were produced with a hallmark cast into them rather than submitted to the Assay Office to have an official hallmark stamped into them.
By law every item of gold which weighs more than one gram has to be hallmarked by one of four official assay offices in the UK before it can be sold.
"I got a little bit of a pop on the wrist from Hallmark. They're like, 'Dude, you're playing him too dark.
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