pick (one's) moment

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pick (one's) moment

To be circumspect and prudent when deciding 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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Mary, however, was less intensive in the subsequent two rounds as she picked her moment to strike, showed her defensive capability, before eventually fending off her challenger by a unanimous decision.
Rostron showed patience as Meli was the aggressor throughout the first round but picked her moment to open the scoring.
The teenage girl picked her moment and sprinted off with her prize.
Back home, Lexi picked her moment to arrive - just as the couple were going out to the cinema.