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teachable moment

[tee-chuh-buh l moh-muh nt] /ˈti tʃə bəl ˈmoʊ mənt/
noun
1.
a specific occurrence, situation, or experience that can be used to teach people about something more general:
Her death created a teachable moment about prescription drug abuse.
Origin of teachable moment
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
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