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Strike While The Iron Is Hot

The phrase 'strike while the iron is hot' indicates to take advantage of the circumstances.

Examples in use: "It's best to place your bid while the iron is hot or else you will never win the bid."


Interesting fact about Strike While The Iron Is Hot

This phrase is from the 15th century – It's based on the time when the blacksmith worked with the iron while it was still hot.