do something while the going is good

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.


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  • going — [ˈgəʊɪŋ] noun [U] I 1) used for talking about how fast or easily you make progress We d reached London by six o clock, which was good going.[/ex] The first half of the film is pretty slow going (= is rather boring).[/ex] 2) an occasion when… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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