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take the opportunity (to do something)

To capitalize on or make practical and worthwhile use of a particular event, situation, happening, or occasion in order to accomplish something. While I have everyone here, I just wanted to take the opportunity 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 opportunity to consider different areas of work that you might be interested in.
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"It's about taking the opportunity now because some people have the opportunity now and the doors just been opened over the last four weeks."
Taking the opportunity, he also voiced belief that friendly relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Azerbaijan will continue to develop for the sake of the prosperity of the two countries.
Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly met with Prime Minister Najib Mikati Wednesday, taking the opportunity to introduce his new deputy, Ross Mountain.
Summary: Thrill seekers are taking the opportunity to experience the high winds in New Jersey as Hurricane Sandy moves towards the US.
Perhaps the cars on the transporter were just taking the opportunity of a lift, rather than risk breaking any one of these orders Picture: DAILY POST ARCHIVE
With the Gillette Fusion Series already decided in his favour, Smith is taking the opportunity to give a debut to Leeds second-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan and bring in four other players for the "dead" rubber at Wigan.
The incident is currently under investigation, but both the council and police are taking the opportunity to remind people to be cautious.
Cork manager Gerald McCarthy is taking the opportunity to give some fringe players a run as he makes five changes from the team that lost to Waterford last Saturday.
Swiss will also be taking the opportunity to present its new Basel-based network.
Sanders and his unit's work supporting the Global War on Terrorism and also taking the opportunity to honor his Reserve Soldiers' employers through a "Boss Lift." Col.
``The response has been fantastic and it was great to see so many youngsters taking the opportunity to get fit in a fun environment,'' said Michael Harvey, cabinet member for economic development and leisure.
However, we are taking the opportunity of creating a new spectator viewing area around the new section and through the Esses.'
PRESENTER Anne Robinson (right) was unrepentant when she hosted a Welsh Weakest Link special, taking the opportunity to again give the nation a verbal roasting.
As it picks up a gravitational boost from the giant planet, the NASA-European Space Agency spacecraft is taking the opportunity to explore the behemoth's harsh environment of energetic charged particles, strong magnetic fields, and ionizing radiation.
Last week's caption competition provoked a huge response with many taking the opportunity to express their views about prime minister Tony Blair's recent decisions.