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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SIR - If some nasty criminal attacks Moors murderer Ian Brady in prison, I certainly think that he is entitled to seek compensation from the guilty party, but it makes no sense to blame those whose duty is to protect all prisoners, when one of the charges chooses his moment.