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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Eric, who also runs an upmarket restaurant in Lindley called Eric's, said he had leapt at the chance to open his second burger place.
The Celtic midfielder leapt at the chance of another season-long loan deal, this time at Dundee, as he feels the Dens Park boss will get the best out of him.
But he leapt at the chance to sit on the Justice Select Committee, easily seeing off a bid to block him.
When I heard about the tenancy, I leapt at the chance.
Sarah said: "I'm proud of working for National Grid and when the opportunity arose to climb a pylon and for a very worthy cause I leapt at the chance.
AN Olympic long jumper leapt at the chance to give youngsters some sporting tips.
So offered the chance to exercise at my desk I leapt at the chance - not literally as my feet were strapped in.
As someone who cares about the fortunes of the BBC and the Midlands, I leapt at the chance to get involved in our plan to reinvigorate BBC Birmingham.
said: "We were delighted when we heard that Francesco's restaurant was to host this event and that he had decided that the critics should use Welsh Lamb as the main course, so we naturally leapt at the chance to support him.
This hub is designed to foster the creative industries - I provide support to them, so when this property became available, I leapt at the chance.
Which is why, when the opportunity arose to witness a heart surgery and take a tour around the cardiac sector of BDF hospital, my friends and I leapt at the chance to learn something about the standard of medical care on the island.
I leapt at the chance to experience something unique and raise money for our charity.
Bock played Dionysus in a Shotgun production of The Bacchae more than a decade ago and leapt at the chance to pen something for the theatre's 20th anniversary.
porn baron who offered Pippa 5m dollars (3m pounds) to take part in an adult movie leapt at the chance to publicise himself by reading the letter he sent to Pippa in full and reiterating his offer, reminding her that if brother James joined her (in a separate scene of course) he'd be in for a 1m dollar payment.
Arthur leapt at the chance to throw his weight behind the scheme after being approached by Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.