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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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