strike while the iron is hot


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Related to strike while the iron is hot: make hay while the sun shines

strike while the iron is hot

To make most of an opportunity or favorable conditions while one has the chance to do so. This sounds like a pretty amazing deal they're offering. If I were you, I'd strike while the iron is hot. I deliberated too long before accepting the job offer, and now they've given it to someone else. I should have struck while the iron was hot.
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Strike while the iron is hot.

Prov. When you have an opportunity to do something, do it before you lose your chance. This is the best time in the last ten years to buy a house. Strike while the iron is hot. Ask Lisa for a favor now, while she's in a good mood. Strike while the iron is hot.
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strike while the iron is hot

take action immediately in order to have a better chance of success When you have a customer on the phone, strike while the iron is hot by offering special discounts on certain items.
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strike while the iron is hot

to do something immediately while you have a good chance of achieving success You may not get a better offer - I'd strike while the iron's hot, if I were you.
See strike a chord, hit home, hit pay dirt, hit the right note
See also: hot, iron, strike

strike while the iron is hot

Take advantage of favorable conditions, as in They just made a huge profit, so let's strike while the iron is hot and ask for some money . This adage alludes to the blacksmith's forge. [Late 1300s] Also see make hay while the sun shines.
See also: hot, iron, strike