make hay while the sun shines

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Proverb[edit]

make hay while the sun shines

  1. (idiomatic) To act while an opportunity exists; to take action while a situation is favorable.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the imperative form this verb is used as a proverb.

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References[edit]

  • Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, ISBN 0-679-44554-4, p. 225.