(one's) finest hour

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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.
See also: fin, 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’.
See also: fin, hour
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His finest hour is still when, overcoming the advocate's natural obsession for victory, he stands up before the Court and pleads not for the conviction of the accused but for his acquittal.
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What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared for the work that would be his finest hour."
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Arriving back home in 1785, the ailing Franklin, who had done so much for his country in what should be remembered as his finest hour, was actually greeted with little more than cool civility.
To quote his own words later 'This was his finest hour'.
There's not a cat in hell's chance that a man as vain, self-interested and spiteful as Earl Spencer would have missed seeing himself settling a few scores in what was undoubtedly his finest hour.
PAT RAFTER celebrated reaching the Wimbledon final by flying his parents 12,000 miles to watch his finest hour.
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Ball played that famous day in 1967 when Baxter had his finest hour at Wembley - doing keepy-ups in Scotland's 3-2 win over them.