Make Hay While the Sun Shines

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To do something beneficial in a tight situation

Etymology:

  • This idiom originated back in the mid 16th century. Hay is made of grass, which has been cut and dried. If farmer will not take the advantage of a time, rain will spoil cut grass. Therefore they make hay on days when sun shines. Nowadays, when we have to do anything on right time and limited opportunity, we use this expression.  
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If you really want to be a part of my team, you’d better bring your new dress and make hay while the sun shines.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Make Hay While the Sun Shines':

make hay while the sun shinesTo act while an opportunity exists; to take action while a situation is favorable.
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faire les foins pendant que le soleil brille

aproveitar o maximo

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