Golden Opportunity

Most Important Level 1

"to be a golden opportunity" / "to have a golden opportunity" / "to miss a golden opportunity"

Meaning: an excellent opportunity that does not come a lot

Similar Expressions
  • This is a golden opportunity for me.
  • This is a great opportunity for me.
  • This is my chance.
  • This is a perfect opportunity for me.
When do we use it?

We use this expression to talk about any great chance or opportunity. "Golden opportunities" usually do not come around often, so do not overuse this idiom.

How do we use it?

We can use this expression after a "be verb", with the verb "to have", and with the verb "to miss" when we did not take advantage of an opportunity. We can also use "for…" and "to…" after this expression to give more details.
  • This is our golden opportunity to expand our business.
  • He has a golden opportunity.
  • We missed a golden opportunity to make money. I am so mad.
We can use this expression with the event or thing as the subject of the sentence. In these sentence, we can only use a "be verb".
  • This job is a golden opportunity for him.
  • That was his golden opportunity, but he missed it.
Example English Conversations

A) I got a job offer to work at a museum in Paris.
B) That sounds like a golden opportunity. You are going to take it, right?
A) I don't want to live far from my family, but I don't think I can pass up this chance.

A) I should have bought stock in Google 20 years ago like you told me.
B) Yes. You should have listened to me. You missed a golden opportunity.

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