of a lifetime

of a lifetime

Used to describe something extremely important, enjoyable, or exceptional, especially that which isn't likely to occur again. They offered me the chance of a lifetime to travel the world and write about my experiences abroad. That tour around Europe really was the trip of a lifetime!
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of a lifetime

(of a chance or experience) such as does not occur more than once in a person's life; exceptional.
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the chance, etc. of a ˈlifetime

a wonderful opportunity, etc. that you are not likely to get again: This is your chance to win the trip of a lifetime!
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Mays turned his back to the infield and ran seemingly forever before making the over-the-shoulder catch of a lifetime.
In the movie MONTE CARLO, Selena becomes an accidental heiress when a summer trip to Paris turns into the fantasy of a lifetime, and through a case of mistaken identity, gets to live like royalty.
The winner will also have the experience of a lifetime, by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before thousands of cheering fans and hearing the crack of the bat up close by watching batting practice on the field with 15 of his/her guests.