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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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.
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.
Meanwhile, Brenda, inset, has organised a Jessop Square version of the hit TV show Opportunity Knocks (Jessopportunity Knocks, obviously) - and will do anything to win.
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.
The big TV talent show of the day was Opportunity Knocks, long before The Voice and The X Factor this show was discovering talent in a major way, and any self-respecting artist would at least audition to be on the show.
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.
Anne remembers Opportunity Knocks star Hughie Green in his pre-celebrity days in Beaumaris Birthday girl.
He also had success on shows such as The Good Old Days and Opportunity Knocks.
But it does seem that those who appeared on Opportunity Knocks have had longer careers than the current crop of reality TV contestants.
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