when opportunity knocks

idiom

: when a person gets the chance to do something he or she wants to do
You need to be ready when opportunity knocks.

Examples of when opportunity knocks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As has been the case with Cash’s team in recent years, when opportunity knocks somebody usually answers. Tom Layberger, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2022 Ukraine will also be guided by when its forces are trained and ready, when the new equipment and munitions arrive, when the politics are right, and when opportunity knocks. Peter Weber, The Week, 29 Mar. 2023 Make important decisions that affect your future in late August or early September, and when opportunity knocks, be sure to answer. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 19 Mar. 2021

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“When opportunity knocks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/when%20opportunity%20knocks. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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