make hay

make hay
Make hay
If you make hay, or may hay while the sun shines, you take advantage of an opportunity as soon as it arises and do not waste time.

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  • make hay — verb turn to one s advantage The environmentalist lobby made hay of the nuclear plant accident • Hypernyms: ↑exploit, ↑work • Verb Frames: Somebody s PP * * * phrasal : to make use of offered opportunity especially in gaining an early advantage …   Useful english dictionary

  • make hay —    If you make hay, or may hay while the sun shines, you take advantage of an opportunity as soon as it arises and do not waste time.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Make hay —   If you make hay, or may hay while the sun shines, you take advantage of an opportunity as soon as it arises and do not waste time …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • make hay — to use an opportunity to get the most benefit. Critics continue to make hay over the president s lack of self discipline. Usage notes: usually said about a competitive situation …   New idioms dictionary

  • make hay while the sun shines — make the most of an opportunity, take advantage of something, strike while the iron is hot, seize the day, carpe diem. → hay * * * make hay while the sun shines To seize an opportunity while it lasts • • • Main Entry: ↑hay * * * see hay I * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make hay (while the sun shines) — make good use of an opportunity while it lasts. → hay …   English new terms dictionary

  • make hay while the sun shines — ► make hay (while the sun shines) make good use of an opportunity while it lasts. Main Entry: ↑hay …   English terms dictionary

  • make hay (while the sun shines) — phrase to do something while a situation allows you to, because the situation may not last very long Thesaurus: to do something before someone elsesynonym Main entry: hay …   Useful english dictionary

  • make hay while the sun shines — 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs I. iii. A4 Whan the sunne shynth make hey. 1583 B. MELBANCKE Philotimus 24 Yt is well therefore to make hay while the sunne shines. 1835 J. CARLYLE Letters & Memorials (1883) 1.21 ‘It is good to make hay while …   Proverbs new dictionary

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