get while the gettin 's good

get while the getting is good

To cease, end, or give up (doing) something before it becomes too difficult or the consequences become too severe. There are some reports that the market is about to take a dive, so I reckon we should get while the getting is good. Listen, kid, there's no way you can win this fight, so why don't you get out while the getting is good?
See also: get, good, while
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get (out) while the gettin(g)'s good

 and get (out) while the goin(g)'s good
to leave while it is still safe or possible to do so. I could tell that it was time for me to get while the gettin's good. I told her she should get out while the gain's good.
See also: get, gettin, good, while
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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