Meaning of “strike while the iron is hot” in the English Dictionary

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"strike while the iron is hot" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “strike while the iron is hot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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