zero hour

zero hour
Meaning: the particular time when any crucial act supposed to take place.
Example: Right before the dawn, the British military had been waiting for zero hour to start the operation against terrorist in Afghanistan.

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Agreed, Freya, about the message. The example should should say ‘terrorism’ though.

- Michelle R Lange April 14, 2021

@Wadood Alam

The author did not call the Afghan people, the terrorists – here the author has mentioned the action of British military against terrorism in Afghanistan. There is nothing wrong with the above example.

Freya

- Freya November 14, 2018

I found this website very helpful. But sad to read the example of this idiom. There could be other example. Calling afghan people terrorist is not a good thing specially in academic and educational platform. I request admin to take down such examples which can hurt a community and add alternate examples. thanks

- Wadood Alam November 13, 2018

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read the riot act

Meaning: warning someone by scolding them to improve their behavior

Example: She'd been bearing bad behavior from her employee and thought it was time to read him the riot act. Read on

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