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Idioms

make hay while the sun shines

This page is about the idiom make hay while the sun shines

Meaning

If you make hay while the sun shines, you make good use of the chance to do something while it lasts.

For example

  • We've got a few days off work so lets make hay while the sun shines and do some landscaping around the back of the house.

  • Jim works too much, but he reckons he's just making hay while the sun shines. He says he'll slow down once he's made his fortune.

Quick Quiz

I'd better make hay while the sun shines and do some work on my book

a. while I have a bit of free time

b. despite having so much else to do

c. even though I don't feel like writing

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Contributor: Matt Errey