timing is everything

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Proverb[edit]

timing is everything

  1. Consideration of other events can greatly influence some desired outcome (such as an audience laughing to a comedian's joke).
    Telling the old joke about a butt-crack was not a good idea, just as the plumber arrived, Bob.
    You know what they say: "timing is everything." I'm sure we can find another plumber before the house floods.