jump at the opportunity (to do something)

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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.
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Despite having food poisoning when he heard that Lee was in town, Holohan jumped at the opportunity to fight the English veteran.
Henderson insists he jumped at the opportunity to make the move and is aiming to make a positive impact.
Meanwhile, Stan recalls how he jumped at the opportunity to leave his troubled life behind and Albert explains how he became a boy sailor, aged 15.
PML managing director Tony Nash said, When the chance arose to partner with Chicago Pneumatic, we jumped at the opportunity.
Commerce Bank employees jumped at the opportunity to collect coats for our Head Start children for the past four years, and we are thrilled and grateful for their generosity,'' said WCAC Executive Director Jill Dagilis.
So when the opportunity arose to help raise much needed funds for The Stroke Association, I jumped at the opportunity.
Of course I jumped at the opportunity," says Nathan.
Sensing a market bottom, retailers jumped at the opportunity to take space along Madison Avenue corridor from 57th St.
She said she jumped at the opportunity to run her own business.
He says that the script was so good he jumped at the opportunity.
Matthew jumped at the opportunity and had been training in Italy for a month before returning to England for The FA Futsal League play-offs.
When an opportunity arose to move across to develop the trades side, which was in its infancy, Mr Spelman jumped at the opportunity.
In 2007 the opportunity arose to buy back his beloved company--and he jumped at the opportunity.
Moles, now coach of Northern Districts, set up the deal with Strauss who jumped at the opportunity to gain valuable experience of playing in New Zealand ahead of the Test series out there in March.
The purchaser is originally from Craster and jumped at the opportunity to own this lifestyle business.