choose (one's) moment

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choose (one's) moment

To thoughtfully and prudently decide the best moment to act. Sometimes used ironically to suggest the opposite. I suggest choosing your moment before you ask the boss for a raise. Wow, she broke up with him on his birthday? She really knows how to choose her moment.
See also: choose, moment
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Ms Purdy fears that if her condition becomes unbearably painful she plans to choose her moment to die and is a member of Dignitas, the Swiss organisation which operates clinics where people can go to commit suicide.
Debbie Purdy, who lived an adventurous life including trekking through jungles and jumping out of planes before illness set in, plans to choose her moment to die.