in the right place at the right time

in the right place at the right time

Being the recipient of good fortune, often accidentally or unintentionally, simply due to one's location and/or timing. I guess we were in the right place at the right time, because the person ahead of us in line paid for our drinks! I got that great parking space because I pulled up just as someone was leaving. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! My friend could never get promoted when she worked here, but I've been in the right place at the right time to move up in the company.
See also: place, right, time

in the right place at the right time

in the location where something good is to happen exactly when it happens. I got a good deal on a car because I was in the right place at the right time. Unless you are in the right place at the right time, you won't get a chance to meet a movie star.
See also: place, right, time