(the) psychological moment

(the) psychological moment
the ˌpsychological ˈmoment idiom
the best time to do sth in order for it to be successful

The trick is in finding the (right) psychological moment to ask him for more money.

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  • psychological moment — /ˌsaɪkəlɒdʒɪkəl ˈmoʊmənt/ (say .suykuhlojikuhl mohmuhnt) noun the most appropriate moment for effect on the mind; the critical moment: at the psychological moment she announced her resignation …  

  • psychological moment — n. [transl. of Fr moment psychologique, a misunderstanding of Ger psychologischer moment, psychological momentum or motive] 1. the moment when the mind is most willing to accept a fact, suggestion, etc. 2. the critical moment; most propitious… …   English World dictionary

  • psychological moment — the proper or critical time for achieving a desired result: She found the right psychological moment to make her request. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • psychological moment — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. the best time, the most propitious time, the critical moment …   English dictionary for students

  • psychological moment — noun the most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect • Hypernyms: ↑moment, ↑minute, ↑second, ↑instant …   Useful english dictionary

  • psychological moment — noun Date: 1871 the occasion when the mental atmosphere is most certain to be favorable to the full effect of an action or event …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • moment — n. 1) to savor the moment 2) a crucial; opportune, propitious; unpropitious moment 3) a rash moment (in a rash moment) 4) the psychological moment ( the most favorable time ) 5) at a moment (at that moment) ( then ); (at the/this moment) ( now )… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • psychological — psy|cho|log|i|cal W3 [ˌsaıkəˈlɔdʒıkəl US ˈla: ] adj 1.) relating to the way that your mind works and the way that this affects your behaviour ▪ Sleep disorders are a serious psychological problem . ▪ Freud s psychological theories ▪ What was the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Psychological mindedness — (PM) is a concept which refers to an individual s capacity for self examination, self observation, introspection and personal insight.Fact|date=March 2008 It also includes an ability to recognize and see the links between current problems within… …   Wikipedia

  • The Doors of Perception —   …   Wikipedia

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