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high noon

1. Literally, at or very near midday (noon). It's only 9 AM and the heat out here is sweltering; by high noon, that sun will be deadly.
2. The peak or most advanced stage of a given period. At the high noon of the economic boom, people spent money on the most ridiculous things. The actor had been a household name at the high noon of his career, but nowadays, there are few who even remember him.
3. The critical or appointed time of a decisive confrontation, crisis, or contest. It's high noon for these two teams, as the result of this game will determine who makes it to the finals.
See also: high, noon
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Chorus: High Noon for Bob x4 Should you take a glance at the sky tonight, Should you see a six shooting star in the moonlight, the four time quick draw champion Bob still riding it seems He'd found a fellow enthusiast, recalls bartender Paul Johnson, he could drink all day and all night long but he left here sober and went back for his guns.
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2) High Noon drew on audiences' familiarity with previous westerns and their expectations for how such stories would unfold while promising something new in its particular treatment of the formula.
So I said, 'We're in the west, it's about to air at noon, let's call it High Noon.
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Why not make space available in your business for a High Noon Club of your own?
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Notices to applicant and owners of High Noon Laboratories be issued, notice to Secretary Health, Government of Pakistan and Punjab be also issued.
But with high noon fast approaching, Massone was still sticking to his guns.
It's high noon for Scotland's underworld generals who, for far too long, have been getting away with murder.
He sang the title song for the classic western High Noon.
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Finally, at high noon the day of the event, with Iron Maiden rocking and a Druidian mosh pit raging, Way successfully landed the biggest crooked grind of all time.