Meaning of “while the going is good” in the English Dictionary

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"while the going is good" in British English

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while the going is good

while an opportunity lasts:

Many people fear that the newly elected government will be ousted in a military coup and are leaving their country while the going is good.

(Definition of “while the going is good” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)