Definition of man of the moment in US English:

man of the moment


  • A man of importance at a particular time.

    • ‘James seems to be very much the man of the moment.’
    • ‘Wayne Rooney is undeniably THE man of the moment.’
    • ‘Clarke is not ruling out a future career in management although he's more than happy to continue learning his trade at the feet of the man of the moment in European football.’
    • ‘It was close to 10.30 pm when the man of the moment, Jai, came on stage.’
    • ‘There are quite a few good strikers around in the Premiership but he is the man in form and the man of the moment.’
    • ‘Another Lancastrian, Ronnie Irani, may be the man of the moment but the Essex captain has a long way to go to rival Freddie's status as England's number one all-rounder.’
    • ‘When the television cameras were turned off she pulled out a small camera and asked to be photographed with the man of the moment.’
    • ‘For now, though, Forsyth is the Scottish man of the moment.’
    • ‘He's the man of the moment and rapidly emerging as the darling of Irish racegoers.’
    • ‘Rob Deering is comedy's man of the moment, and this year's Edinburgh could be the big one.’