grab with both hands


1. to seize an opportunity when it arises






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I'll grab my chance with both hands

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This is a very versatile idiom meaning to take advantage of an opportunity with enthusiasm. It can be used in either a social or professional context.

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  1. There was a sale on in the local supermarket, so we grabbed the chance with both hands and got two weeks' worth of food and drinks.
  2. The town were having a concert comprising of local talent and when asked to sing, Jimmy grabbed the opportunity with both hands and was the highlight of the night. 

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  1. When Steve was offered an interview with the company he had always wanted to work for, he grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
  2. The boss asked the team if anybody wanted to put themselves forward for an individual project. I grabbed it with both hands, taking the oportunity to advance my career.

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