window of opportunity


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window of opportunity

A short or limited period of time in which one has a favorable opportunity to do, obtain, or accomplish something. The summit offers a window of opportunity for the two countries to reach a peace agreement. Some fear we may have already missed our window of opportunity to get the development plan approved by the city.
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window of opportunity

Fig. a brief time period in which an opportunity exists. This afternoon, I had a brief window of opportunity when I could discuss this with the boss, but she wasn't receptive.
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window of opportunity

a favourable opportunity for doing something that must be seized immediately if it is not to be missed.
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a ˌwindow of opporˈtunity

a limited period of time when you can do something that you want to do or need to do: The government’s difficulties provided the opposition with a window of opportunity to present an alternative policy to the voters.
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This strategy helped it quickly capture business as the window of opportunity opened, rather than pursuing a slower and longer process of winning business with the New Domestics on its own.
But there is no more than a two-year window of opportunity to achieve this level of marketing and consultative selling excellence.
The next CITP exam will be given during a six-week window of opportunity at Prometric Testing Centers July 16 -Aug.
The one-time window of opportunity to reinsure past exposures and obtain prospective GAAP earnings protection is compelling.
With the Cold War over, a window of opportunity has been opened to finally free the world from the threat of nuclear annihilation, argues Bishop Leroy T.
Of those aware of the treatment, just 9 percent understood that the window of opportunity lasts a full 72 hours.
While Oberstar described the window of opportunity for the 405 Freeway as rapidly closing, he also said the window is ``not yet'' shut.
We believe there is a current window of opportunity to help these clients position themselves for sustained growth as the economy improves," said Steinfeld.
Customers dumped by Enron may be sitting in a good position right now -- but the window of opportunity has been closing rapidly.
A Timmins retailer is opening a new window of opportunity to local economic development.
After the talks with PLO executive member Mr Faisal al Husaini, Mr Cook said: "This is a window of opportunity in the peace process.
For Lovely Umayam, WriteGirl - a high-school program that helps teenage girls find their voices through mentoring by female writers - has opened a kaleidoscope-like window of opportunity to her.
It gives companies a window of opportunity to relocate here, in a neighborhood that is fast becoming a magnet for entertainment and media businesses.