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.
See also: choose, moment
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They do not walk together, calmly, through a crowded railway station, choosing their moment.
The school massacre at Columbine comes to mind: two teenage sons of comfortable suburban families, walking calmly together through a school hall, choosing their moment.