in the right place at the right time

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in the right place at the right time

  1. (idiomatic) At a location where something good is about to happen at just the time of its occurrence; lucky; fortunate; able to obtain a benefit due to circumstances, rather than due to merit.
    • 2011 October 2, Jonathan Jurejko, “Bolton 1 - 5 Chelsea”, BBC Sport:
      And the Premier League's all-time top-goalscoring midfielder proved he has not lost the knack of being in the right place at the right time with a trio of clinical finishes.
    • 2007, Larry G. Patten, Living As A Champion, p. 251:
      Many of us have looked at others success and commented, "That person was just in the right place at the right time!"
    • 2003, Graham Till, The Redundancy Survivor's Field Guide, p. 6:
      Knowing the right person or merely being in the right place at the right time continues to be the best way of getting a job.