take the chance (to do something)

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take the chance (to do something)

To capitalize on or make practical and worthwhile use of a particular event, situation, happening, or opportunity in order to accomplish something. While I have everyone here, I just wanted to take the chance to thank you all for your support on this journey—it's been truly humbling, from beginning to end. I know you're discouraged about having to look for a new job, but take the chance to consider different areas of work that you might be interested in.
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Thieves have also taken the chance to steal from homes where people have left keys in the doors or near the doors, simply reaching through letter boxes and unhooking the keys.
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