strike while the iron is hot

Definition of strike while the iron is hot

  1. :  to do something immediately while there is still a good chance to do it

Word by Word Definitions

strikeplay
  1. :  to take a course :  go

    :  to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)

    :  to arrive with detrimental effect

  1. :  a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)

    :  an act or instance of striking

    :  a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer

whileplay
  1. :  a period of time especially when short and marked by the occurrence of an action or a condition :  time

    :  the time and effort used (as in the performance of an action) :  trouble

  1. :  during the time that

    :  as long as

    :  when on the other hand :  whereas

  1. :  until

ironplay
  1. :  something made of iron: such as

    :  shackles for the hands or legs

    :  a heated metal implement used for branding or cauterizing

  1. :  of, relating to, or made of iron

    :  resembling iron

    :  strong and healthy :  robust

  1. :  to furnish or cover with iron

    :  to shackle with irons

    :  to smooth with or as if with a heated iron

  1. :  having a relatively high temperature

    :  capable of giving a sensation of heat or of burning, searing, or scalding

    :  having heat in a degree exceeding normal body heat

  1. :  hotly

    :  fast, quickly

  1. :  a period of relatively high temperature :  a period of heat

    :  one that is hot (as a hot meal or a horse just after a workout)

  1. :  heat, warm


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