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.
See also: choose, moment
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They do not walk together, calmly, through a crowded railway station, choosing their moment. We have hoped, as hope is all we have, that our more moderate, comfortable way of life could not breed such madness.
The school massacre at Columbine comes to mind: two teenage sons of comfortable suburban families, walking calmly together through a school hall, choosing their moment.
For much of the game a solid back line enabled Huddersfield to build some nice controlled possession while choosing their moments to press forward through a midfield driven by Jacob Costello, ably supported by some good forward link-up play by Hepplestone and Alex Philakyprou.