of the moment

Of importance at this time, as in The issue of the moment is dealing with our budget deficit. This expression gave rise in succeeding decades to the man of the moment, meaning “the most important person at this time,” as in When Alan hit a home run and broke the tie, he was the man of the moment. [c. 1930]

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Contemporary Examples of of the moment

  • And as has been pointed out, black and white play much better in this “of-the-moment Internet” world.

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    Sex and the Twitter Girl

    Jesse Ellison

    October 13, 2012

  • And of-the-moment it most certainly was, with hoodie-vests, open-toed boots, and vegetable-dyed leather jeans.

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    The Best of Paris Fashion Week

    Isabel Wilkinson

    October 7, 2009