“Strike while the iron is hot”

Idiom Chat and The Joy of English! with guest, John Prowse!

“Strike while the iron is hot”

In today’s video, we use the idiom, “strike while the iron is hot”. This idiom is widely used and means to take advantage of something immediately while the opportunity exists.

Here are some example sentences to help you:

“These offers don’t come along often – I would strike while the iron is hot if I were you!”

“We’ve been waiting here a long time and we haven’t seen a taxi yet. Let’s get that bus! Strike while the iron is hot!”

Today, I speak with actor and mechanic John Prowse. John and I catch up and then talk about the etymology of the idiom of the day!

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