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opportunist (plural opportunists)

  1. Someone who takes advantage of any opportunity to advance his own situation, placing expediency above principle.
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, BBC Sport:
      James Milner's angled free-kick was headed on to the post by the tireless Bent and Lampard the opportunist was perfectly placed to stoop and head in from virtually on the goal-line.

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