leap at the chance (to do something)

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leap 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 leap at the chance. When our manager said she was leaving the company, I leaped at the chance to fill the job.
See also: chance, leap
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When Dave Smith asked girlfriend Ceri Richards to 'love me tender' for the rest of his days, she leapt at the chance.
Actress Cathy Shipton - who quit in 2003 after playing Duffy for 13 years - leapt at the chance to revive the character for the episodes celebrating the drama's landmark.
She said: "I have been a long-time devotee of Mrs Beeton and leapt at the chance to learn more about her extraordinary life through this programme.
And, of course, the BBC's insatiable quest for more reality shows meant a camera crew leapt at the chance to capture this contrived piece of entertainment.
She leapt at the chance to take part in the challenge and was a keen member of the college's Carnegie shadowing group last term.
ie and leapt at the chance to create luxurious yet affordable clothing for today's contemporary consumer.
Mountain bikers leapt at the chance to test their skills at a new off-road area.
PETER CROUCH leapt at the chance of moving to Southampton after getting fed up with being ignored by Aston Villa manager David O'Leary.
And after experiencing the club from the outside, Gibson leapt at the chance to join the Northern League outfit.
Newlywed Perry approached the Umbrella singer with the track and she leapt at the chance to duet with her pal.
And I was left bemused at Newport Council planning committee's shortsighted decision - why had they not leapt at the chance of shifting such a blot on the landscape to another part of the county, or even another county altogether?
Marco said: "I so enjoyed working with P&O Cruises, creating the White Room and Frankie's Bar & Grill for Ventura, that I leapt at the chance when invited to expand the Marco Pierre White experience to Aurora and Oceana.
Sol I leapt at the chance to get out in the fresh air, do some physical activity and help a good cause into the bargain.
And now it seems Aaron's plea did not fall on deaf ears, as readers have leapt at the chance of helping out the 14-year-old, his parents and his brothers.
The author said: "I leapt at the chance to do this.