choose (one's) moment

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choose (one's) moment

To thoughtfully and prudently decide 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.
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ALLY McCOIST last night admitted Davie Weir has earned the right to choose his moment to walk away from Rangers if he can't get back in the team.
"I have told him many times that he has to choose his moment to show his tricks on the pitch," added Eriksson, "and now he seems to have got the message.
Groves, who has fought in more big fights, used distance wisely to pick and choose his moments. However, he appeared to have a shoulder injury at the end, which could hamper his preparation for the final of the World Boxing Super Series in June, against Callum Smith or Jurgen Brahmer.
And boy does the monkey one choose his moments. His licked-upon other half explains: "We were on our way to the Q Awards and I'd had my hair and make-up done.