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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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