Strike while the iron is hot


Strike while the iron is hot
El hierro caliente batir de repente

Иллюстрированный сборник идиом. - М.: "Росмэн". . 1997.

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  • strike while the iron is hot — To seize one s opportunity while the circumstances are favourable • • • Main Entry: ↑iron * * * strike while the iron is hot phrase to take advantage of an opportunity before the situation changes Thesaurus: to have, or to take advantage of, an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike while the iron is hot — If you strike while the iron is hot you do something when things are going well for you and you have a good chance to succeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • strike while the iron is hot — ► strike while the iron is hot make use of an opportunity immediately. [ORIGIN: with reference to smithing.] Main Entry: ↑strike …   English terms dictionary

  • strike while the iron is hot — A proverb originally alluding to the blacksmith’s art. Cf. late 13th cent. Fr. len doit batre le fer tandis cum il est chauz, one must strike the iron while it is hot. c 1386 CHAUCER Tale of Melibee 1.1035 Whil that iren is hoot, men sholden… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • strike while the iron is hot — verb a) To strike a hot piece of metal, especially iron, with a mallet or other tool before it cools, while it is still hot enough to be shaped. We should strike while the iron is hot and order some immediately, before they change the offer …   Wiktionary

  • strike while the iron is hot —    If you strike while the iron is hot, you act immediately because now is the ideal time to do it.     The price of property has dropped. It s a good time to buy. You should strike while the iron is hot …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • strike while the iron is hot — do it before it is too late, now is the time to act    In business, timing is important. You strike while the iron is hot …   English idioms

  • strike while the iron is hot — take advantage of an opportunity He decided to strike while the iron was hot and quickly applied for the job …   Idioms and examples

  • strike while the iron is hot — take action immediately in order to have a better chance of success. When you have a customer on the phone, strike while the iron is hot by offering special discounts on certain items …   New idioms dictionary

  • strike while the iron is hot — See: MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike while the iron is hot — See: MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES …   Dictionary of American idioms