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Idioms and Phrases with get out while the getting is good

get out while the getting is good

Leave while one can or has the chance to, as in He just had a good offer from a rival firm and decided to get out while the getting is good. This colloquial phrase uses get out in the sense of “escape” or “depart.”

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