Strike While the Iron is Hot

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To avail the opportunity at the right time, to make use of a favorable condition

Etymology:

  • This phrase is a metaphor. It originated in 14th century in the times of writer like Geoffrey Chaucer like many other writers used this phrase in his works. A Blacksmith knows that the right time for iron to work is when it is red hot; the blacksmith will only strike on the anvil to get a desired shape when the iron will be red hot.
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We all know that Jenny is so intelligent , he does not need any advice because he always strike while the iron is hot.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Strike While the Iron is Hot':

strike while the iron is hotTo act on an opportunity promptly; to avoid waiting.
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How to pronounce this phrase?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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