Friday, September 14, 2012

Make hay while the sun shines

   
If you make hay while the sun shines, you are taking advantage of a situation or opportunity that is temporary or will not last forever. It is an old Welsh saying that is now used universally.

1. The tourism industry is mostly seasonal, so of course, they have to make hay while the sun shines. Also countries who host the World Cup Soccer or the Olympics have to take advantage of the influx of people visiting their country.

2. Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to be romantic, even if you are not given to (convinced about the concept) the mythology and commercialism surrounding it. We’ve got to make hay while the sun shines, right! Do you take advantage of Valentine’s Day?

3. Typically, teaching English has its “slow” periods, namely (specifically) in December/ beginning of January and the Carnival month in Brazil. In the “busy” months I have to “make hay while the sun shines” and compensate for those slower/ quieter periods.

4. In any political campaign there is a set period of time within which propaganda can be broadcast, so naturally all political parties need to urgently make hay while the sun shines.


4 comments :

  1. I had this sudden urge to leave my comments on every post from this web site and at the same time I'm learning/practicing phrasal verbs and idioms, let's make hay while the sun shines before this urge of mine runs out.

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  2. if a friend of yours feels like pooping his pants, make hay while the sun shines and tease him :D ok that was awful, first thing off the top of my head ....LOL

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  3. Haha... looks like you lost your momentum... but let's see if you can pick it up again!

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  4. I have to make hay while the sun shines, or rather, I have to make hay while this blog exists !! please don't neglect your blog, it's so colorful, funny and PLEASING TO THE EYES.

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