choose (one's) moment

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choose (one's) moment

To be circumspect and prudent when deciding 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.
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Then, choosing his moment for maximum press exposure, he deigns to leave a barely distinguishable paw print somewhere in Pontrhydfendigaid.
Darius Vassell scored twice, choosing his moment to hit the target at Villa Park for the first time since New Year's Day and break his Premiership duck for this season.
He got it right in choosing his moment to give up the captaincy.
Choosing his moments carefully therefore, aside from the dramatic new church that nears completion on site, the key creative element is the form of the cloister itself.