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.
See also: jump, opportunity
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WITH a second reported sighting of a wild tiger on the loose in the Doncaster area you would have thought that Prince Philip, as the country's foremost expert in the slaughter of wild animals, would have jumped at the opportunity of doing something for Queen and country.