make hay
phrasal to make use of a situation or circumstance especially in order to gain an advantage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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

  • 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 — verb a) (literal meaning) to cut grass to turn into hay for animal feed b) to take advantage of an opportunity …   Wiktionary

  • Make hay — scatter everything in disorder …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • make hay — Australian Slang scatter everything in disorder …   English dialects glossary

  • make hay — idi to avail oneself of an opportunity …   From formal English to slang

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