while the going is good

while the going is good
   If you take action while the going is good, you do something before the situation changes and it is no longer possible.
   

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  • while the going is good — while the ˌgoing is ˈgood idiom (BrE) (NAmE while the ˌgetting is ˈgood) before a situation changes and it is no longer possible to do sth • Don t you think we should quit while the going is good? …   Useful english dictionary

  • while the going is good — informal if you do something while the going is good, you do it while it is still easy to do. If you are unsure about marrying him, get out now while the going is good …   New idioms dictionary

  • while the going's good —  While the circumstances are favourable …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • do something while the going is good — informal phrase to do something before any problems happen that will prevent you from doing it I decided to get out of there while the going was good. Thesaurus: to do something before someone elsesynonym Main entry: going …   Useful english dictionary

  • do something while the going is good — informal to do something before any problems happen that will prevent you from doing it I decided to get out of there while the going was good …   English dictionary

  • while the getting is good — while the ˌgetting is ˈgood idiom (NAmE) (BrE while the ˌgoing is ˈgood) before a situation changes and it is no longer possible to do sth Main entry: ↑gettingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • go while the going's good —  Go while conditions are favourable …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • going — (n.) verbal noun from GO (Cf. go) (v.), c.1300. Going to be about to is from late 15c. To go while the going is good is from 1916. Goings on attested from 1775; going over is 1872 as scolding, 1919 as inspection …   Etymology dictionary

  • going's good, while the —  While circumstances are favourable …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • good — 1 /gUd/ adjective comparative better, superlative best /best/ 1 OF A HIGH STANDARD of a high standard: a good reputation | a good quality cloth | a good Muslim | This book is not as good as her last one. | His test scores were good, but hers were …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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