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able having the skill, power, or opportunity that one must have to do a thing. [1/2 definitions]
ace in the hole a resource that remains unrevealed or unused until a particular opportunity arises.
affirmative action a policy or program, supported by U. S. government regulations, to give equal opportunity in employment, college admissions, and the like to those considered previously disadvantaged, such as women and certain racial minority groups.
a new lease on life an opportunity to live a happier life because of improved circumstances.
beat (someone) to the punch to seize an opportunity before (someone else).
bide one's time to wait for an opportunity.
break an opportunity. [1/25 definitions]
chance opportunity. [1/8 definitions]
cook one's goose (informal) to cause one to lose further opportunity; ruin one's chances; doom one to failure or defeat.
day in court the opportunity to be heard or to present one's case, as in a legal proceeding.
dead-end (informal) providing no opportunity for improvement or advancement. [1/2 definitions]
EOE abbreviation of "equal opportunity employer."
fast track (informal) a career path or business opportunity for very fast advancement, development, growth, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
feather one's nest to exploit an opportunity to enrich oneself, esp. to the disadvantage or at the expense of others.
field day an occasion or opportunity for unhampered activity, expression, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
get to have the opportunity or chance (to do something). [1/15 definitions]
ground floor (informal) a favorable opportunity or position, esp. in or at the beginning of a business enterprise. [1/2 definitions]
horizon the outer extent of vision, knowledge, ambition, opportunity, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
inning (often pl.) a turn or fair opportunity to act, contribute, express oneself, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
location a specific site for a residence or business, in regard to appropriateness, beauty, opportunity, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
make hay while the sun shines to take advantage of an opportunity or get necessary work done while conditions are favorable.