get out while the getting is good

get out while the getting is good

To depart, escape, or extricate oneself from some place or situation before conditions worsen or it becomes impossible, too problematic, or too dangerous to do so. With stock prices in the company threatening to plummet, we decided to get out while the getting is good. We heard that they'll be sealing the border soon, so we're getting out while the getting's good.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get out while the getting is good

Leave while one can or has the chance to, as in He just had a good offer from a rival firm and decided to get out while the getting is good . This colloquial phrase uses get out in the sense of "escape" or "depart."
See also: get, good, out, while
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

get (out) while the gettin(g)’s good

and get (out) while the goin’s good
in. to leave while it is still safe or possible to do so. I can tell that it’s time for me to get while the gettin’s good. I think we should go. Let’s get while the going’s good.
See also: get, good, out, while
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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