jump at the opportunity

jump at the opportunity (to do something)

To accept or seize with alacrity an opportunity (to do something). Mark complains about his teaching job a lot, but I knew if he were offered a tenured position in the school, he would jump at the opportunity. When our manager said she was leaving the company, I jumped at the opportunity to fill the job.
See also: jump, opportunity

jump at the opportunity

(to do something) Go to leap at the opportunity (to do something).
See also: jump, opportunity
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I feel sure a hotel chain would jump at the opportunity.
SIR - I didn't expect the English channels to film Ras yr Wyddfa, to their shame, but considering the low viewing figures of S4C I expected it to jump at the opportunity.
Coun David Faulkner, executive member for culture, heritage, libraries and sport, said: "There are plenty of people out there who, while they might not fancy exercise, would jump at the opportunity to get up and dance.
If I worked as a book editor and had the chance to publish the memoirs of NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell, Fin sure I'd jump at the opportunity.
Evidently, though, they'll jump at the opportunity to enter and exit one at will.
The former England under-21 coach is ambitious to join a top club and would jump at the opportunity to manage the Dons if they keep their Premiership status.
Athletics director for the event, Peter Elliott, is confident the trio will jump at the opportunity to contest the meeting which will be televised by BBC Grandstand.