Definition of have one's (or its) moments in US English:

have one's (or its) moments


  • Have short periods that are better or more impressive than others.

    ‘thanks to his gently comic performance, the film has its moments’
    • ‘Everyone on the show has their moments in my opinion.’
    • ‘There are others who will have their moments, but when you look at the strength these guys have on the bench, you realise that they are in a different league.’
    • ‘Newcastle did have their moments, but Sullivan's strong left arm kept Wimbledon in the game.’
    • ‘Overall, it was a most enjoyable game that saw both sides having their moments but, although Ballyduff came close, Desmonds just about deserved their win.’
    • ‘The orchestral covers from Porgy and Bess are slightly less inspired, but have their moments.’
    • ‘To these untrained eyes he easily put Pele into the shade, though Pele did have his moments.’
    • ‘I'm not that great at pool, but I do have my moments - and I especially love taking down the arrogant ones.’
    • ‘The rest of the acting is more mixed, though each has his moments.’
    • ‘Nietzsche certainly has his moments, as does Schopenhauer, but these are glimmers of mordancy compared to Kierkegaard's determined flippancy.’
    • ‘That said, the Bond movies do have their moments.’