›[C or U]an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something: an opportunity to do sthThere will be an opportunity to discuss the matter again next week.an opportunity for sthFast internetservice in ruralareasprovided a new opportunity for prosperity.get/have an opportunityEveryone will have the opportunity to comment.give/offer/provide an opportunityThe mergeroffers an excellent opportunity for growth in the Asian market.take/seize an opportunityWe need to seize this opportunity while we can.miss/lose an opportunityI've been invited to speak at the conference – it's an opportunity that's too good to miss.You should includeemployees in decision-making at every opportunity.Please contact us at the earliest opportunity.He left because there was a lack of opportunity for promotion.
Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.
by Liz Walter,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement