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psychological moment

noun
1.
the proper or critical time for achieving a desired result:
She found the right psychological moment to make her request.
Origin of psychological moment
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75
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  • This is the psychological moment to set your friends to work.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • At this, the psychological moment, the order to open fire was given.

    Submarine Warfare of To-day Charles W. Domville-Fife
  • This was the psychological moment for which his guests had been waiting.

    In Court and Kampong Hugh Clifford
  • In moving them at this time Larkin had seized the psychological moment.

    The Free Range

    Francis William Sullivan
  • Then you caught the leaders of Standard Oil at the psychological moment.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • It was the psychological moment to buy up the outstanding stock.

    The Fighting Shepherdess
     

    Caroline Lockhart
  • The psychological moment has arrived—you have brought it with you, Mrs. Barslow.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • This, I decided, had better be left to the psychological moment.

  • It was the "psychological moment" for something new in the way of food.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • His unexpected visitors had dropped from the sky at the psychological moment.

    Just Patty Jean Webster
British Dictionary definitions for psychological moment

psychological moment

noun
1.
the most appropriate time for producing a desired effect: he proposed to her at the psychological moment
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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psychological moment in Medicine

psychological moment n.
The time at which the mental state of a person is most likely to produce a desired response.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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