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English definition of “strike while the iron is hot”

strike while the iron is hot

to take advantage of an opportunity as soon as it exists , in case the opportunity goes away and does not return : He doesn't often make such offers - I'd strike while the iron is hot if I were you.Reacting and responding
(Definition of strike while the iron is hot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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