the moment (something happened), (something else happened)

Use this expression to talk about an event that happened suddenly after another event.

The moment I stepped out on the court, I knew that I didn't have a chance.

The moment I stepped outside, a bird flew right by and shat right on my shoulder!

But this expression is most often used to talk about what happens when you look at something:

The moment I looked at Sam, I busted out laughing.

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