once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

A opportunity or opportunity afforded to one that is or seems unlikely to ever come about again. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to manage our European office in Switzerland, so please think about it. I found myself with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have dinner with the famous author.
See also: opportunity
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ALEX Salmond was yesterday accused of trying to rewrite history after claiming he never said 2014's independence referendum was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
When I saw that trials were being held I just knew I had to sign myself up because it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try my hand at something new," said Abdallah Abdul Hamid, an Emirati student fighting for one of the teams.
It feels like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and kind of surreal,'' said Christopher Sutton, one of Elway's former high school receivers.
We've categorized this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,'' said Glenn Gork, elementary school athletic director at Desert Christian and coach of the gymnastics team.