golden opportunity

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golden opportunity (plural golden opportunities)

  1. (idiomatic) Ideal moment to do something.
    With the rest of the squad injured, Jones had a golden opportunity to prove his worth to the coach.
    • 2011 October 20, Jamie Lillywhite, “Tottenham 1 - 0 Rubin Kazan”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      With only two fit centre-backs available, Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp employed young midfielder Jake Livermore at the back alongside Sebastien Bassong but Spurs struggled against a seasoned Champions League outfit, who beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp in 2009-10 and continually worked their way between the home defence to create some golden opportunities.

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