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inopportune moment

An unfortunate or inconvenient moment in time. I'm afraid you've caught me at an inopportune moment, as I'm just about to leave for the airport.
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at the top of my voice apropos of nothing every five minutes and dropping on to my back and doing the Dying Fly at such inopportune moments as The Lord's Prayer portion of school assembly also didn't help that much with getting me a date to the youth club disco either.
Pakistan got off to a decent start too, but losing wickets at regular intervals denied them any significant partnerships and batsmen such as Mohammad Hafeez and Asad Shafiq were guilty of throwing away their wickets at the most inopportune time.
With Barnes & Noble shifting its focus to e-books and Borders on the brink of a bankruptcy filing, it would seem an inopportune moment for the comeback of the independent bookstore in New York City.
A Silent Shelf[TM] prevents your arrow from contacting the riser, thus eliminating noise at the most inopportune times.
PPPs senator Faisal Raza Abidi has also strongly berated the highly irresponsible statement regarding the CJP, given at an inopportune moment, and could never be supported by party leadership.
Kobayashi narrowly missed out on reaching the final round of qualifying yesterday after hitting traffic at an inopportune moment, but Hockenheim is one of the best circuits on the calendar for overtaking.
Forget them, cast them out of your bestiary, disinfect them, strip away their inopportune melancholy.
There was a power failure at an inopportune time and the match had to start at the stipulated time.
The thin crust here does an admirable job of supporting generous portions of cheese and toppings without folding and spilling the goodies at an inopportune moment.
The price increase comes at an inopportune time, but LPG marketing companies remain committed to ensuring adequate availability of product for price stability," he said, adding that 7,500 metric tonnes of imported LPG arriving by September 15 will help cater for higher demand during Ramzan.
Both the acquisitions were made, I would say, at an inopportune time in the sense that they were near the top of the market in terms of price".
Rumour has it that Mr Harper had chosen an inopportune moment to take a "bathroom break".
From the lunge of a hyena warding off the carrion bird that would compete for its kill, to a Nile monitor on the prowl, to dwarf mongooses populating a termite mound den to a close-up of the crowned crane and much more, Endangered Liaisons is a wondrous glimpse of nature's creatures, sometimes even at their more inopportune moments - like a zebra rolling the dust, and even copulating elephants
Homicides during holidays are not uncommon, Coffey said, adding that the one thing he could never get used to as a detective was "call outs" -- those calls that come at the most inopportune times, beckoning the detective to a newly discovered crime scene.
In other words, even if a covenant is a good idea, it may be an inopportune time to draft one.