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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My dad always taught me to pick and choose moments, to use a little burst, not a blitz.
Kyger seems to choose moments from the biography which most concisely illustrate the thrust of the volume's epigram: