(the) man/woman of the hour

(the) man/woman of the hour


A person currently being celebrated, honored, or admired by others, especially for a recent victory, accomplishment, or other cause for celebration.


Janet was woman of the hour at the office after securing the biggest customer their business had ever had.

Ruth: “Hey, what’s going on here?” Dave: “It’s a surprise birthday party for you, Ruth! You’re the woman of the hour!”

After writing that bombshell exposé about corruption in Washington, Jake was the man of the hour.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘(the) man/woman of the hour’ mean?

The idiom ‘to weather the storm’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘(the) man/woman of the hour’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘(the) man/woman of the hour’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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