v-link adj N to-inf
The noun is preceded by a link verb and an adjective. The meaning depends on the adjective. This pattern is productive: any noun with a fairly general meaning can be used with this pattern.
It was a hard decision to make.
It's a good habit to get into.
It's an easy mistake to make.
That's a very difficult question to answer.
Apart from this, she was a wonderful person to work with.
Do you think this country is a better place to live in than it was 10 years ago?
It's a high price to pay for peace of mind.
It was a beautiful sight to see.
It's a huge step to take.
That was a stupid thing to do.
That's an awful thing to say.
Note that the to-infinitive clause after place very often does not end with the preposition in, although it is logically expected.
It was a great place to work.
Note that nouns such as time and moment also have this pattern.
decision habit mistake moment person place price question sight step thing time
Now is a good time to buy a classic car.
In the case of thing, the to-infinitive may be happen, in which case the understood Subject of the to-infinitive is the same as the Subject of the link verb.
It was a terrible thing to happen.
Note that there is one noun, fool, which is followed by an ordinary to-infinitive clause, which may have an Object. The understood Subject of the to-infinitive is the same as the Subject of the link verb. Idiot occasionally has this pattern too.
You'd be a fool to miss it.