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.
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Having never beaten Felicity Johnson in a stroke play event, Coles chose her moment to ease past her illustrious Junior Counterpart with a 2-up win in the semi-finals.