in your hour of need

in (one's) hour of need

At the point in time when someone needs help the most. I'll always be indebted to Janet for standing by me in my hour of need.
See also: hour, need, of

in your ˌhour of ˈneed

(often humorous) when you really need help: Where were you in my hour of need? Sitting in a cafe with your friends!
See also: hour, need, of