be in the right spot at the right time

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be in the right spot at the right time

To happen to be in a situation where one can capitalize on or make the most of an extremely fortunate opportunity. I got talking to the CEO of this new tech company at a party last night, and he said they're looking for developers just like me! I'm telling you, most of life's success comes from being in the right spot at the right time.
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"It was just sitting there and I was just in the right spot at the right time. Luckily I didn't miss."
The Swans keeper was again in the right spot at the right time to save a shot on the turn from Abraham in the 62nd minute.
Once that tide turns to outgoing, the fish are quick to leave the flat, so being at the right spot at the right time is important.
Try to present the pitch to the umpire, try to be in the right spot at the right time. Numbers-wise, at the end of the day you're going to be where you want to be.
Costa, who grabbed a brace in the 3-3 draw against Portugal, was in the right spot at the right time, his lucky deflection leaving the masses of Iran fans at Kazan Arena groaning in disappointment.
"I was in the right spot at the right time, it could have been anybody.
"It seems the right people were in the right spot at the right time -- because now we are coming back and our album will be released in Korea in the following months."
Jennifer Jerrett, the Atlas employee stationed in Yellowstone, was at the right spot at the right time to record a wolf whining, and she captured the sound of a grizzly feeding on the carcass of a drowned bison from the safety of her car.
If you're like me in believing there's no such thing as a true down time in the deer woods, you feel that if you're in the right spot at the right time you can witness movement.
Weise was in the right spot at the right time to score what amounted to an empty-netter to give the Canadiens a 1-0 lead 38 seconds into the second period.
"With our pressure, we were able to get to them and I was in the right spot at the right time," Dargan said.
100G is in the right spot at the right time," Redpath says.
"He was in the right spot at the right time and that's one of his qualities.
With current telescopes we need to be lucky to look at the right spot at the right time. But if we could view the sky with 'radio eyes' there would be flashes going off all over the sky every day."
"To be in the right spot at the right time I suppose is the one bit you can control, and he did do that, so fair play to him." Quick to talk up the contribution of the ex-Auckland man, the winger added: "Jamie has been phenomenal these last few weeks.