come knocking at the door

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come knocking at the door

To present (itself) to one as a possibility in the near future, especially temporarily. Usually refers to opportunities or desirable options. It was hard leaving my parents and all my friends from high school, but when an opportunity to attend school in Europe came knocking at the door, I knew I had to seize the chance. What would you do if the chance to make half a million dollars suddenly came knocking at the door?
See also: come, door, knock
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Manfred and Xylda's conversation is then cut short when a woman comes knocking at the door of Manfred's RV.
But when a big club like Everton comes knocking at the door, it was another move in the right direction.
But until "a very special lady" comes along, or Anthea comes knocking at the door (and they "retire and go and live on a beach in Hawaii or Penarth"), Jones insists his focus is very much on his career.
I said at the time that as soon as Sir Alex comes knocking at the door, it's a no-brainer.
In the situation Birmingham are in, there's always that chairman who comes knocking at the door FROM BACK PAGE and says 'sorry, we have to sell this player, and if you don't sell him then I will because the bank is telling me to'.
But they don't just hand out the same wine to every British supermarket that comes knocking at the door - each wine is crafted to the specification of each major customer.
So when misfortune finally comes knocking at the door, Samuel looks for a scapegoat - and settles on Nixon.
If the real wolf comes knocking at the door, nobody's going to believe them.
Long-term care facilities may now very well be the DOL's number one target for FLSA violations and would be well advised to get the house in order before a Wage and Hour Division investigator comes knocking at the door.
Over time, they learn to be more trusting of their own instincts and emotions; and next time love comes knocking at the door they are equipped with the knowledge and experience of their past which can lead to choosing a healthy, trusting, and truly amazing relationship.