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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He leaped at the chance to join in a TV celebration of the health service to highlight his gratitude to staff at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Matic leaped at the chance to be reunited with Mourinho, whom he believes will continue to improve him.
Caribbean Aframax freight rates fell to a level not seen since February 2011 as owners leaped at the chance to get ships fixed Tuesday.
Some leaped at the chance to prove their patriotism amid a largely-protestant nation that distrusted them; others opposed the war.
So when a friend asked me if I would do some singing on her new album, I leaped at the chance. Her last record was nominated for a Mercury prize, so I figured I would be swept into a crazy world of awards and parties and end up trashing Travelodges with Bon Jovi.
Hannah said she was studying theatre in LA in the 1970s when she "leaped at the chance" to model for an album cover in the gambling Mecca.
Yesterday, 41-year-old Phil said he leaped at the chance to stock the guitars and was already getting calls from musicians across the country keen to get their hands on the new range.
When the company asked him to relocate to Alabama, Wiley leaped at the chance. Unfortunately, he was unfit filled and unchallenged in his new position, and seven months later he quit his job and moved back to Atlanta.
When the opportunity came to situate themselves alongside Helmut Lang, Bagutta Life and Ferregamo, they leaped at the chance," said Jeffrey D.
When Emerson gave Thoreau permission to stay at a pond on a piece of his property outside town, Thoreau leaped at the chance. He set about building himself a small cabin on Walden Pond and moved there on Independence Day in 1845 to write, reflect, and meditate.
The 25-year-old star says she was tired of saving everyone else on screen and leaped at the chance to play ditsy Daphne.
Fest organizers leaped at the chance to take advantage of three days nestled between the post-Cannes period and the start of the annual discounted filmgoing event La Fete du cinema (June 25-27).
Hoy leaped at the chance to race there but during his final outing on the track, he crashed after two riders ahead of him tangled their handlebars.
The producer of the hit London show, Christopher Malcolm, said: "Jason leaped at the chance. This definitely marks his comeback."