hoist your sail when the wind is fair

hoist your sail when the wind is fair

proverb Take action when success seems most likely. I don't know why anyone would try to open a store in the middle of a recession. I mean, hoist your sail when the wind is fair, right?
See also: fair, hoist, sail, wind
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Hoist your sail when the wind is fair.

Prov. Begin a project when circumstances are the most favorable. Don't ask your mother for permission now; she's in a bad mood. Hoist your sail when the wind is fair. Wait until the economy has stabilized before trying to start your own business. Hoist your sail when the wind is fair.
See also: fair, hoist, sail, wind
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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