jump at the opportunity (to do something)

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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

jump at the opportunity

(to do something) Go to leap at the opportunity (to do something).
See also: jump, opportunity