(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

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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Entitled Their Finest Hour and a Half, the comedy is currently being helmed by Bafta-nominated director Lone Scherfig (An Education).
Iast[s] for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, this was their finest hour," he said.
Their Finest Hour Ltd says it is "dedicated to acknowledging the extraordinary efforts of, and to helping, former Battle of Britain pilots.
Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans (Doubleday, pounds 14.
For many young people today, their finest hour would probably be an appearance on television's X-Factor or Big Brother.
Their finest hour was a 2-0 victory over Italian side Napoli in the European Cup-Winners' Cup in 1962.
We believe they deserve to be taken on that emotional journey to the sites of their finest hour for free - we hope you do, too.
Yet, it was during the Korean War that the reserves, particularly those wearing wings of gold, had their finest hour and made lasting history.
Sandison stuck to the Vienna skipper like glue and Hearts went on to win 1-0 and secure their finest hour in Europe.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty and so b ear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say: This was their finest hour.
It includes the song that launched them - their cover of Smokey Robinson's Tears Of A Clown - and subsequent Top 10 hits Mirror In The Bathroom, Hands Off She's Mine, Too Nice To Talk To and, probably their finest hour, Can't Get Used To Losing You.
NOW England's three greatest sporting teams of all time have suffered hangovers immediately after their finest hour.
The pop superstars will enjoy their finest hour when they perform to 40,000 fans at their end-of-tour spectacular.
Judge Mr Justice Sullian slammed the Department of Health, saying: "It was not their finest hour.
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