there's a time and a place (for something)

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there's a time and a place (for something)

There is an appropriate and acceptable situation or scenario in which to do such a thing, but it is not appropriate here and now. There's a time and place for a more thorough discussion, but right now your sister just needs your unconditional support. Please tell me you're not going to ask him for money at the party. There is a time and a place.
See also: and, place, time
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