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eureka momentThe moment of a sudden unexpected discovery.Rate it:

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never a dull momenta reflective sigh, lament relative to possible or actual undesirable conditions or developmentsRate it:

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Hollywood momentAn act of great drama.Rate it:

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aha momentThe moment or instance at which the solution to a problem or other significant realization becomes clear.Rate it:

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at a moment's noticeImmediately; instantaneously; without need of warning.Rate it:

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at the momentAs atm.Rate it:

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Hallmark momentA memorable moment or event, one which would make a poignant greeting card.Rate it:

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hold that thought a momentIn conversation which flows rapidly and is complicated or heavily detailed, one' may be asked to retain the just spoken remark so as to avoid confusion and loss of reasoned progress in the matter at hand.Rate it:

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moment in the sunA brief instance in which an otherwise obscure, unremarkable, or humble person draws attention.Rate it:

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moment of truthA deciding instant; the time when a test determines or makes it apparent whether something will succeed.Rate it:

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on spur of the momentNow! Instantly!Rate it:

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on the spur of the momentOn very short notice; spontaneously.Rate it:

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one moment, pleaseUsed to ask a person to wait a moment.Rate it:

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spur of the momentImpluse; short notice; a lack of planning.Rate it:

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un momentLongtemps.Rate it:

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not a minute too soonat the last possible moment; just in timeRate it:

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tempus fugittime flies (used as an alternative to this phrase)."Meanwhile, the irreplaceable time escapes", expressing concern that one's limited time is being consumed by something which may have little intrinsic substance or importance at that moment.Rate it:

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crack of dawnThe first moment of daylight; sunrise.Rate it:

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in the nick of timeAt the last possible moment; at the last minute.Rate it:

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YOLOyou only live once, i.e. expressing the view that one should make the most of the present moment.Rate it:

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pull someone's bacon out of the fireTo rescue someone, especially at the last moment.Rate it:

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a bean counterOne whom keeps track of minute details. One whom counts trivialities and overlooks the major items of the moment.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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à vos marques, prêts, partezPrononcé en trois temps, indique aux coureurs d’une course d’athlétisme dans un premier temps de rejoindre leur bloc de départ, puis de s’y positionner de manière à pouvoir s’élancer à tout moment, et enfin de s’élancer.Rate it:

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an old fuddy, duddyOne Whom Remains Stilted, Unwilling to React in an Up To The Moment Attitude; Dwells in the Past. Rejects modern approaches.Rate it:

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as soon asAt the moment when; immediately after.Rate it:

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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.Rate it:

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be right backUsed to indicate the speaker will return in a moment. Often abbreviated in online slang as brb.Rate it:

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blowing hot and coldIndividual expressing frenetic enthusiasm one moment and minutes later showing, expressing extreme misgivings and doubts.Rate it:

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cut it fineTo achieve something at the last possible moment, or with no margin for error.Rate it:

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drug on the marketSomething which is overabundant at the moment and thus not in demand.Rate it:

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dumb as a postAn Unkind Expression Relative To The Immediate Response/No-Response Of An Individual to The 'Needs' Of the Instant Moment.Rate it:

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golden opportunityIdeal moment to do something.Rate it:

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hold yew hardWait for a moment. Be patient.Rate it:

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is goCan proceed; can be done at this moment.Rate it:

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la partie est remiseIl faut reporter à un autre moment ce que nous avons été empêchés de faire.Rate it:

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laissez les bons temps roulerApprécier le moment présent.Rate it:

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last trumpThe moment of God's final judgement on Earth.Rate it:

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leave somebody high and dryTo abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.Rate it:

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leave someone high and dryTo abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.Rate it:

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line in the sandA defining moment, a cutoff point.Rate it:

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l’herbe est plus verte ailleursCette expression s’emploie lorsqu’on imagine que la situation dans un autre endroit est meilleure que celle que l’on vit au moment même.Rate it:

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make an appearanceTo turn up to an event for a brief moment.Rate it:

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on cueat the right momentRate it:

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on ne sait qui vit ni qui meurtSe dit pour exprimer l’incertitude où l’on est sur la durée de la vie et sur le moment de la mort.Rate it:

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on the spotAt that very moment; right away.Rate it:

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on-the-spotIn the right place at this very moment.Rate it:

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pip to the postto overcome a strong competitor in a sporting event, especially by gaining a small advantage over him at the last decisive moment.Rate it:

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quand on parle du loup, on en voit la queueSe dit quand une personne mentionnée dans une conversation apparaît précisément à ce moment-là.Rate it:

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road to damascusA road to Damascus moment, or change, is an important point in someone's life where a great change, or reversal, of ideas or beliefs occurs.Rate it:

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