Strike while the iron is hot

  1. (metallurgy, blacksmithing,literally) 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.
  2. (idiomatic) To act on an opportunity promptly while favorable conditions exist; to avoid waiting.
    We should strike while the iron is hot and order some immediately, before they change the offer.

They call it an opportunity for a reason. You have to strike while the iron is hot.

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