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Idiom of the Day

quit while you're ahead

Today: Thu, 24 Apr 2014

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Meaning: This phrase can be used to express the idea that one should stop doing something that's rewarding but risky before something bad happens.

For example:

  • Michael Schumacher got a lot out of car racing, and he was smart enough to quit while he was ahead.

  • You've already made a good profit from the share market, so why don't you sell your shares and quit while you're ahead.

Quick Quiz:

We went to a casino and Carla won a hundred dollars. Then she quit while she was ahead because she didn't want to
  1. win more money
  2. lose what she'd won
  3. upset her friends

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