while the going is good

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?

Main entry:goingidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • 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 is good —    If you take action while the going is good, you do something before the situation changes and it is no longer possible.     There s a 50% discount on subscriptions this month. I think I ll subscribe while the going is good …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • strike while the iron is hot — If you strike while the iron is hot you do something when things are going well for you and you have a good chance to succeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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


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