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strike whilst the iron is hot

To make the most of an opportunity or favorable conditions while one has the chance to do so. (A less common variant of "strike while the iron is hot," more commonly heard in the 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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