Definition of one's finest hour in English:

one's finest hour

phrase

  • The time of one's greatest success.

    • ‘They are nostalgic for their finest hour.’
    • ‘It can hardly be said that this was their finest hour.’
    • ‘And let us not forget their finest hour: the night of treachery 14 years ago that began this whole unhappy saga’
    • ‘Which reminds me of possibly my finest hour in such matters.’
    • ‘The 11-year-old achieved his finest hour when winning the 2003 Champion Hurdle, having taken this corresponding race the previous November.’
    • ‘Many cite The Third Man as his finest hour, but Odd Man Out is not far behind.’
    • ‘It is something less than our finest hour, but highly revelatory of our national obsessions.’
    • ‘Others (the late, great Luis Bunuel for example), however, seem to enjoy their finest hour.’
    • ‘I can't say more for fear of broken fingers and retribution, but tonight wasn't our finest hour.’
    • ‘And the ten year old will be back at the scene of his finest hour and possibly favourite to become the first horse to achieve back to back victories in the race since the legendary Red Rum last did it all those long years ago.’