in the right place at the right time

in the right place at the right time

in the location where something good is to happen exactly when it happens. I got a good deal on a car because I was in the right place at the right time. Unless you are in the right place at the right time, you won't get a chance to meet a movie star.
See also: place, right, time

in the right place at the right time

lucky to be somewhere She was in the right place at the right time and got the apartment as soon as it became available.
Opposite of: in the wrong place (at the wrong time)
See also: place, right, time