choose (one's) moment

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choose (one's) moment

To be circumspect and prudent when deciding 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.
See also: choose, moment
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With up to 12,000 vehicles expected daily, they will need to choose their moment carefully.
Unknown to the thieves, officers can then choose their moment to activate an immobiliser on the stolen vehicle, cutting all power to the driver Mr Linskill warned the tactic could easily cause the suspect vehicles to veer out of control and plough into pedestrians and other motorists with possibly fatal consequences.
Dundalk will have to be patient over there and pick and choose their moments to attack.