What does 'Where the rubber meets the road' mean?

Where the rubber meets the road is the most important point for something, the moment of truth. An athlete can train all day, but the race is where the rubber meets the road and they'll know how good they really are.

Idioms similar to 'Where the rubber meets the road'


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