window of opportunity


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window of opportunity

A short or limited period of time in which one has a favorable opportunity to do, obtain, or accomplish something. The summit offers a window of opportunity for the two countries to reach a peace agreement. Some fear we may have already missed our window of opportunity to get the development plan approved by the city.
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window of opportunity

Fig. a brief time period in which an opportunity exists. This afternoon, I had a brief window of opportunity when I could discuss this with the boss, but she wasn't receptive.
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window of opportunity

a favourable opportunity for doing something that must be seized immediately if it is not to be missed.
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a ˌwindow of opporˈtunity

a limited period of time when you can do something that you want to do or need to do: The government’s difficulties provided the opposition with a window of opportunity to present an alternative policy to the voters.
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This strategy helped it quickly capture business as the window of opportunity opened, rather than pursuing a slower and longer process of winning business with the New Domestics on its own.
But there is no more than a two-year window of opportunity to achieve this level of marketing and consultative selling excellence.
The next CITP exam will be given during a six-week window of opportunity at Prometric Testing Centers July 16 -Aug.
The one-time window of opportunity to reinsure past exposures and obtain prospective GAAP earnings protection is compelling.
With the Cold War over, a window of opportunity has been opened to finally free the world from the threat of nuclear annihilation, argues Bishop Leroy T.
Of those aware of the treatment, just 9 percent understood that the window of opportunity lasts a full 72 hours.
While Oberstar described the window of opportunity for the 405 Freeway as rapidly closing, he also said the window is ``not yet'' shut.
We believe there is a current window of opportunity to help these clients position themselves for sustained growth as the economy improves," said Steinfeld.
Customers dumped by Enron may be sitting in a good position right now -- but the window of opportunity has been closing rapidly.
A Timmins retailer is opening a new window of opportunity to local economic development.
After the talks with PLO executive member Mr Faisal al Husaini, Mr Cook said: "This is a window of opportunity in the peace process.
WASHINGTON -- The US private sector has a window of opportunity to build new bridges of respect and mutual understanding with the Arab world as American business is still admired by young leaders in the United Arab Emirates, according to a just-released survey commissioned by Business for Diplomatic Action, a collective of multinational American companies working to raise the standing of the U.
For Lovely Umayam, WriteGirl - a high-school program that helps teenage girls find their voices through mentoring by female writers - has opened a kaleidoscope-like window of opportunity to her.
It gives companies a window of opportunity to relocate here, in a neighborhood that is fast becoming a magnet for entertainment and media businesses.