Strike whilst the iron's hot - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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strike whilst the iron is hot
To make most of an opportunity or favourable conditions while one has the chance to do so. (A less common variant of "strike while the iron is hot.") Primarily heard in UK. This sounds like a pretty amazing deal they're offering. If I were you, I'd strike whilst 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 whilst the iron was hot.
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My mum used to do backing vocals for Whitney and when my mum sang with her on Top of the Pops she spoke to Whitney about me and said "oh my daughter really loves you and wants to be a singer" and Whitney's advice to me was to keep working and never stop - to strike whilst the iron's hot
Sylvia has a very 'strike whilst the iron's hot
' attitude, which I loved doing.