Definition of opportunity knocks in US English:

opportunity knocks

phrase

  • A chance for success or advancement occurs.

    • ‘But if opportunity knocks, Cassie would prefer to stick with her studies and stay firmly behind-the-scenes.’
    • ‘Then one day opportunity knocks, but there's a price to pay…’
    • ‘Then, when opportunity knocks, you'll be ready to answer.’
    • ‘When opportunity knocks, these politicians tend to ignore it.’
    • ‘When opportunity knocks, pressure is not far behind.’
    • ‘Everyone, or nearly everyone, has shared in the boom, and opportunity knocks for all who seek to better themselves.’
    • ‘In their case opportunity knocks on their doors whenever there's a wedding in the family.’
    • ‘World Book Day is on March 6 and opportunity knocks.’
    • ‘But if you're not willing to walk the walk, then you won't be ready when opportunity knocks.’
    • ‘You always stay prepared so that when opportunity knocks, you're ready to open that door - and step through it.’