A golden opportunity

Definition

A golden opportunity is a chance to make a great gain or improvement with very little effort.

Examples

I was given a golden opportunity to get a promotion at work.

It was a golden opportunity to make a lot of money with very little risk.

Origin

This idiom is derived from the idea that gold is a valuable metal, and so an opportunity to obtain it would be too good to pass up.

Faqs

Q1

What is a golden opportunity?

A1

A golden opportunity is a chance to make a great gain or improvement with very little effort.

Q2

Where does the phrase ‘golden opportunity’ come from?

A2

This idiom is derived from the idea that gold is a valuable metal, and so an opportunity to obtain it would be too good to pass up.