opportunity knocks


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opportunity knocks

A major opportunity to find success presents itself or becomes available. You have to be ready to act if opportunity knocks, or you might end up regretting it forever. It was hard leaving my parents and all my friends from high school, but when opportunity knocked to attend school overseas, I knew I had to seize the chance.
See also: knock, opportunity

opportunity knocks

a chance of success occurs.
This expression comes from the proverb opportunity never knocks twice at any man's door or opportunity knocks but once . The form of the saying with opportunity dates from the late 19th century, but fortune was used in the early 19th century and a version of the saying is recorded in medieval French.
See also: knock, opportunity
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Tronox is a "good investment opportunity" that has been overlooked because of the drawn out negotiation between the company and the Federal Trade Commission over the proposed merger with Cristal, JPMorgan analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas tells investors in a research note titled "Opportunity Knocks." The analyst sees a 75% probability that Tronox can close its merger with Cristal.
Its flagship program is called Opportunity Knocks, a show where people who have given up everything to help others are themselves provided with the opportunity to achieve their dreams.
MAN OF THE MOMENT OPPORTUNITY knocks for David Probert when he partners gallant Crystal Ocean for Sir Michael Stoute in the September Stakes.
Opportunity Knocks came along in 1956 and introduced us to the "clapometer." Viewers at home could also join in the fun by sending in postal votes for their favourite act.
Les Dawson, above, found fame on Opportunity Knocks hosted by Hughie Green, pictured far right, with the winners of the first series
He made his TV debut on talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1967.
Opportunity Knocks OPPORTUNITY only knocks, once they say But you can give it a helping hand Just think of what you would like to do It can be something really grand Then you must pick your moment Timing is everything Don't just sit there dreaming To see what luck can bring Don't wait for it to come to you Don't think that it can Reach out and make it happen Then grab it while you can.
Opportunity Knocks, co-hosted by NatWest, Entrepreneurial Spark and other organisations is aimed at people interested in supporting the South East of Englands start-up, early stage and SME business sector.The leaders of some of the UKs most successful start-ups revealed the secrets of their success at a business event in Brighton on Wednesday.
Opportunity Knocks launched on ITV in 1956 and was the forerunner of present-day talent shows like Britain's Got Talent, The X Factor and The Voice UK.
Opportunity Knocks launched on ITV in 1956 and was the forerunner of present day talent shows like Britain's Got Talent, The X Factor and The Voice UK.
Britain's Got Talent's gave us the talented tailwagging Roger Moore Pudsey, but Opportunity Knocks had Pete the Plate Spinning Dog and novelty acts like muscleman Tony Holland.
The story in 1979 this around police THE KENNEDYS (BBC1, Friday, 9.30pm) THE latest slice of the family sitcom set in the 1970s sees Brenda, right, deciding to organise her own version of the TV talent show Opportunity Knocks.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-June 2, 2014-RBS presents first annual Opportunity Knocks event in Edinburgh
(4) Indeed, as part of television's own memory boom, and its obsession with narrating its own histories, (5) ITV1 screened the five-part documentary series The Talent Show Story (2012) (6) which (predictably) positioned Opportunity Knocks (1949, 1956-68, 1968-74, 1987-90) (7) and New Faces (1973-88) (8) as the key generic precursors to the reality talent shows of today.
Opportunity Knocks and New Faces were the X Factors of their day, commanding audiences of many millions every week.
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