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keep (one's) powder dry

To be prepared to act with little advance notice. The phrase refers to gunpowder, which needs to be kept dry in order to work properly. I know this job opportunity didn't work out, but keep your powder dry for the next one that comes along.
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keep (one's) powder dry

To be ready for a challenge with little warning.
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