pick (one's) moment

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pick (one's) moment

To thoughtfully and prudently decide the best moment to act. Sometimes used ironically to suggest the opposite. I suggest picking your moment before you ask the boss for a raise. Wow, she broke up with him on his birthday? She really knows how to pick her moment.
See also: moment, pick

pick/choose your ˈmoment

carefully choose the right time to do something: I wanted to make sure she agreed, so I picked my moment, when she was in a good mood. ♢ (ironic) You told her you wanted a divorce two days after her operation! You really picked your moment, didn’t you?
See also: choose, moment, pick
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He'll pick his moment carefully CABINET INSIDER ON GOVE'S BID TO BE NEXT PRIME MINISTER
The former Wales skipper didn't actually query that many decisions on a rugby pitch, preferring to pick his moment; he didn't go in for raising his voice, instead opting to quietly ask questions rather than make loud "I am right and I know I am" statements.
The platform gave Clayton time to picK his moment and pass to Barber who found Bentley and he put Stead over but he could not add the goal.
"Garry said he was waiting to pick his moment because her dad had Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's.
There is plenty of early pace in the line-up, which will make things tough for Fear Me, whilst probably ensuring that Westmead Hawk is able to drop in behind and pick his moment.
"Here we'll have to work out the timings, and whoever is captain will have to pick his moment to use the five overs.
"Here we will have to work out the timings, and whoever is captain will have to pick his moment to use the five overs.
Arctic Owl could be spotted travelling sweetly as other rivals started to feel the pressure and Cochrane had the luxury of being able to pick his moment to strike.
The legendary France playmaker has learned to pick his moments in the dugout after his infamous World Cup moment of madness against Italy.
Instead of throwing in balls with hope rather than expectation, he's able to pick his moments. Ahead of Saturday's win, he'd crossed the ball 39 times.
He needs to pick his moments to be aggressive and ruffle Connolly's feathers by getting in hard in the tackle and can't afford to concede any more than two points from play to him.
This forces the player to pick his moments as he runs for cover and looks for opportunities to fire on the enemy.
We have told him to pick his moments. He can't do it every single run.
The Raiders picked up 49ers tackle Kwame Harris, a superb - run-blocker with limited passprotecting skills, and quarterback JaMarcus Russell will be well advised to mainly to simply hand the ball off to RB Justin Fargas and pick his moments downfield.
He's a player who must be allowed to have freedom and to pick his moments to get into the box when he feels he has a chance to get on the end of a cross.