✔ 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.