leap at the opportunity

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leap at the opportunity (to do something)

 and leap at the chance (to do something); jump at the chance (to do something); jump at the opportunity (to do something)
Fig. to accept an opportunity eagerly. Frank leapt at the opportunity to become a commercial artist. It was a great idea and we leapt at the opportunity. I would leap at the chance to go to Moscow. His company proposed to send him to England, and John jumped at the chance.
See also: leap, opportunity
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NOT much doubt that Coventry City Council would leap at the chance to be part of super authority centred on Brum, or as leader Ann Lucas puts it in the latest edition of Citivision: ".
Australia's equivalent of the Grand National, the Cup is an event horse-racing enthusiast Owen would leap at the chance of attending.
And the recently appointed Perth coach, right, lured from Lisburn Distillery in Northern Ireland by boss Steve Lomas, reckons frontrunners Pat Fenlon and Michael O'Neill would leap at the chance to succeed Colin Calderwood.
Verkhovtsov would leap at the chance of a switch to Merseyside.
YOUNG dancers are expected to leap at the chance to take part in a show by English Youth Ballet (EYB).
Against the backdrop of the Perry-White debate do-si-do, I figured Abbott, a self-professed champion of open government and transparency, would leap at the chance to say, in essence, "Yes, anywhere, any time, etc.
KINGS OF CASTLE: Youngsters leap at the chance to try out the bouncy castle
However, Redknapp has now put his own name in the frame by insisting the job should go to an Englishman - and indicating he would leap at the chance.
Luckily, Sarah finds volunteers who leap at the chance to help her improve their lot.
The Xbox 360 is one of the major players in today's console gaming market, and many people leap at the chance to develop for it.
Fans of Spooks hero Rupert Penry-Jones will leap at the chance to see him in this thrilling two-parter.
She's very low and would leap at the chance to get away from it all and take Bea with her.
Meanwhile, Milan Baros has admitted he would leap at the chance to be reunited with ex-boss Gerard Houllier at French champions Lyon.
Bellamy, below, should have realised when the top flight didn't leap at the chance to buy him that he would never be welcome in the Man U, Arsenal or Chelsea set-ups.
If homebuyers were given a real incentive to save significant sums of money they would leap at the chance.