jump at the chance (to do something)

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jump at the chance (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 chance. When our manager said she was leaving the company, I jumped at the chance to fill the job.
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Weaver said that when he was elected to the City Council and found out members were allowed to produce a show on cable, he jumped at the chance to do something with animals.