seize the opportunity

seize the opportunity

to take advantage of an opportunity when offered. My uncle offered me a trip to Europe, so I seized the opportunity. Whenever you have a chance, you should seize the opportunity.
See also: opportunity, seize
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The Frenchman followed the movements of Francis, in such a state of bewilderment that he actually forgot to seize the opportunity of shutting out the fresh air.
His more friendly neighbors may pity him, but all will decline to connect their fortunes with his; and not a few will seize the opportunity of making their fortunes out of his.
I mean to use the scourge whenever I can seize the opportunity, but you will find the jackals at my heels, nevertheless, whenever I choose to whistle.
He had meant to seize the opportunity of his private talk with Mrs.
I heard she would be here to-night and all to-morrow forenoon, and came down to seize the opportunity.
Mauritanian Minister of Economic Affairs and Development has called on the Sudanese and Mauritanian investors to seize the opportunity practically.
Irwindale Speedway, also attempting to seize the opportunity, will honor U.
Now is the time to seize the opportunity and get into the market.
Believe it or not, PR people can also seize the opportunity because of a clear and growing direction to lifestyle and consumer news.
While we don't predict an early timetable for entering California, it is sure nice to know we can now seize the opportunity when the timing is right.
City Hall must seize the opportunity by pursuing business expansion aggressively through tax incentives and relaxed regulations - the same way other cities have been luring in L.
Westchester, and White Plains in particular, is challenging corporate New York City to a sanity check, luring those comapnies wanting tight economics, efficient space and quality of life, and rewarding those firms that have the sense to seize the opportunity.
Mobile operators must seize the opportunity to benefit from MNP
LAS VEGAS - Don King, Felix Trinidad's promoter, has warned that Oscar DeLa Hoya's controversial loss to his fighter last September will haunt him if he doesn't seize the opportunity to get it right in a second fight.
While many thought New York-based Caldor's would seize the opportunity, the Braintree, Massachusetts-based Bradlees will buy or acquire the leases on-tour of Alexander's 11 locations, which all 11 stores closed their doors in May.