Capitalize on
Capitalize on Cap"i*tal*ize on` (k[a^]p"[i^]*tal*[imac]z [o^]n`), v. t. To turn (an opportunity) to one's advantage; to take advantage of (a situation); to profit from; as, to capitalize on an opponent's mistakes. [PJC]

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