window of opportunity

noun phrase

: the time during which there is a chance to do something
The window of opportunity has closed/ended.

Examples of window of opportunity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet there are fears the delay in Western aid has opened a narrow window of opportunity for Vladimir Putin. Elliott Goat, The Week Uk, theweek, 15 May 2024 Their window of opportunity inches closer to shut with each passing game. C.j. Holmes, New York Daily News, 29 Mar. 2024 This almost certainly would have been game over for Roy if Witt and the FBI didn’t show up, giving him a window of opportunity to escape. Keith Phipps, Vulture, 16 Jan. 2024 Your input will open a window of opportunity to engage in something that interests you. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 19 May 2024 Russia is trying to exploit this window of opportunity, stepping up its assaults across the east and now threatening to open a new front by attacking Ukrainian positions along the northern border outside the city of Kharkiv. Marc Santora Tyler Hicks, New York Times, 14 May 2024 This decline in asset prices, coupled with stagnant wage growth and rising living costs, has created a unique window of opportunity for aspiring homeowners and investors alike. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 Both missed a legal window of opportunity to collect their belongings. Schandler, 68, who lives with his wife in a modest townhouse in Hollywood’s Emerald Hills neighborhood, grew up in South Florida. Ben Wieder and, Miami Herald, 2 Apr. 2024 Figueroa then turned his attention to the family dog, which gave the mother a window of opportunity to run to a neighbor’s home and call 911, police said. David Goodhue, Miami Herald, 27 Mar. 2024

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“Window of opportunity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/window%20of%20opportunity. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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