"timing is everything" meaning in English

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Proverb

Head templates: {{head|en|proverb|head=}} timing is everything, {{en-proverb}} timing is everything
  1. Consideration of other events can greatly influence some desired outcome (such as whether a joke is well received).
    Sense id: timing_is_everything-en-proverb-T5boIIEp Categories (other): English proverbs Translations (consideration of events can influence the outcome): timing er alt (Danish)

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