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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “strike while the iron is hot”
in Chinese (Simplified) 趁热打铁…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打鐵趁熱…
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