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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It had looked to be more of the same as the second period got underway at the home of Partick Thistle FC, but, with the replacements rolling on and continuity sapping away, the Warriors chose their moment to strike.
The consignment of cocaine was en route to South Wales when police chose their moment to swoop.
The pair were happy to pick the gaps but also chose their moments to attack, blasting 17 off one over from part-timer Rohit Sharma.
The crowd support is always pretty incredible but they chose their moments.