be in the right place at the right time

be in the right place at the right time

To be the recipient of good fortune, often accidentally or unintentionally, simply due to one's location and/or timing. I guess we were in the right place at the right time because the person ahead of us in line paid for our drinks! I got that great parking space because I pulled up just as someone was leaving. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! My friend could never get promoted when she worked here, but I've been in the right place at the right time.
See also: place, right, time

be in the right place at the right time

to be in the place where an opportunity is being offered The secret of success is being in the right place at the right time.
See also: place, right, time
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I've been fortunate to be in the right place at the right time to have it all work out.