jump at the opportunity

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

jump at the opportunity

(to do something) Go to leap at the opportunity (to do something).
See also: jump, opportunity
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Anne added: "If a suitable role came up, I would be over the moon and jump at the opportunity. Who wouldn't?
I feel sure a hotel chain would jump at the opportunity.
The reality is that many of those approaching retirement age will jump at the opportunity of taking the money rather than buying a rip-off annuity.
Former Everton skipper Neville - a free agent at the end of his contract - would jump at the opportunity as he already has some coaching under his belt and worked closely with Moyes.
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"After all, there are plenty of people out there who, while they might not think they fancy exercise, would jump at the opportunity to get up and dance."
If I worked as a book editor and had the chance to publish the memoirs of NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell, Fin sure I'd jump at the opportunity. The possibilities for good material, after all, seem overwhelming.
Yorke is desperately seeking the chance to resurrect his career at Premiership level and would jump at the opportunity to return to Villa Park.
Evidently, though, they'll jump at the opportunity to enter and exit one at will.
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But rather than jump at the opportunity, Benjamin took nine months off from dancing, during which she had a needed hernia operation and thought hard about dancing.
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Coun David Faulkner, executive member for culture, heritage, libraries and sport, said: "There are plenty of people out there who, while they might not fancy exercise, would jump at the opportunity to get up and dance." Call the arts development team on (0191) 2782690.
Many of them are capable of becoming apprentices and would jump at the opportunity given the chance.
The former England under-21 coach is ambitious to join a top club and would jump at the opportunity to manage the Dons if they keep their Premiership status.