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a golden opportunity

An outstanding, perhaps even ideal, chance to do something. Often one that happens rarely. This is a golden opportunity for you—please don't cancel this interview.
See also: golden, opportunity
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(a) golden opportunity

Fig. an excellent opportunity that is not likely to be repeated. When I failed to finish college, I missed my golden opportunity to prepare myself for a good job.
See also: golden, opportunity
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"These kinds of golden opportunities doesn't come your way too often.
This time we need to do everything we can to ensure that the golden opportunities, which will deliver real jobs in this region, are not squandered."
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AMIR KHAN insists he will not spend too many years in British rings and miss golden opportunities in America.
Therefore, a general who understands this and is successful in creating and exploiting golden opportunities will be able to defeat the enemy's armies without fighting and reach the highest state of military achievement.
But there is a dark cloud on the horizon as Wales seeks to benefit from these golden opportunities.
It's the things we don't think about which give thieves their golden opportunities.Things like leaving your car keys in the ignition while you pay for your petrol, or not locking the doors and windows of your house at night.
but he is so horrible in so many ways"), and most of his band, including key member Matt Hollywood ("I would rather think of [Anton] as dead and miss him"), not to mention innumerable brain cells and several golden opportunities. Taylor, by comparison, is more a Paul McCartney type who sees popularity as the ultimate determinant of what is and what isn't great.
Stanley, looking to reach the fourth round for the first time, created golden opportunities to sink the Essex side but the visitors' goal remained intact.
There's a real tension here between not spending too much time in fruitless chit chat with the other side and not missing golden opportunities for real human conversation and correction of mistaken ideas on any side.
Fortunately, 1995 will bring a number of golden opportunities to strengthen the global partnership called for at Rio.
FLINT should have had this match sewn up in the first 10 minutes but Lee Acott missed three golden opportunities.