Today’s expression is an old proverb from the 1500’s.
If a blacksmith doesn’t forge the iron when it’s hot, it soon cools and it will be hard to soften it. All he has to do is to strike the iron while it’s hot.
We use the expression to talk about seizing the opportunity. If we have a chance, we should do what it takes or we will lose everything at once.
Let’s see some examples :
– Aaron is in good temper right now. Ask him to help you and strike the iron while it’s hot.
– They should strike the iron while it’s hot and ask her for a favor before she changes her mind.
– Strike the iron while it’s hot and give him your resume now.