Strike while the iron is hot
Take advantage of favorable circumstances while they last. The image is from a blacksmith's shop; the smith can shape iron only by striking it with his hammer when it is red hot.
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France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
The influential al Qaeda propagandist, who was born in New Mexico, died in a U.S. drone strike later that year.
Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.
Everybody is trapped in an elevator together and tempers run a little hot.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Should lightning strike and Hillary Clinton forgoes a presidential run, Democrats have a nominee in waiting.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the drawing-room things went on much as they always do in country drawing-rooms in the hot weather.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
“You appear to feel it so,” rejoined Mr. Pickwick, smiling at the clerk, who was literally red-hot.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
Idioms and Phrases with Strike while the iron is hot
Take advantage of favorable conditions, as in They just made a huge profit, so let's strike while the iron is hot and ask for some money. This adage alludes to the blacksmith's forge. [Late 1300s] Also see make hay while the sun shines.