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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This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for thousands of fans to see the most iconic symbol in football and share their passion for the game.
Karachi [Pakistan], Feb 16 ( ANI ): Pakistan boxer Muhammad Waseem has alleged that he was deprived of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight for the World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title due to non-availability of sponsors.
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.
WIRRAL schoolchildren got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get their hands on the Claret Jug ahead of next month's golf Open championship in Hoylake.
The speaker will be Anne-Marie Parker, business development and engagement manager at Kirklees Council, who will talk about the work under way to ensure that Kirklees businesses are in the best position to make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. She will also explain what will happen on the day itself to help make sure businesses are well-prepared.
THE bid for hosting part of the 2020 Uefa European Championship was described as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" for Cardiff yesterday.
THE bid for hosting part of the 2020 Uefa European Championship in Cardiff was described as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" yesterday.
BY PAUL KEANE RICHARD COADY has warned his Mount Leinster Rangers colleagues not to let their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity pass them by.
Speaking of a deal announced recently, Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric, described it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
I would say it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It's not once-in-a-lifetime, but it is rare.
Their reward could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer in the Olympic Torch relay.
Weir reckons, however, that it would be unfair to deny Scottish players a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to compete for an Olympic medal in London.
I am excited to be involved in this iniative which aims to nuture talent and provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a budding star to train at Wimbledon."
Zrike calls the new space search a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a world-class mart in New York to rival peers in Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta.