Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

jump at the (chance/opportunity)

jump at the chancejump at the opportunity
Meaning(s)
1) seize the chance/opportunity to do something, recognise the value of sth
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • I would jump at the chance/opportunity to do that
  • Analysis
    To 'jump at the chance' to do something is to be eager to take up the opportunity. "I would jump at the chance to visit Mexico." 'To jump at the chance' means you would appreciate and accept the offer if someone made it. It can be used in situations where you are talking about something you would like to do or a dream you would like to realise or to tell someone how lucky they are. "I can't believe you got offered a supervisor position, I would jump at the chance to have that role."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I made it very clear in my job interview that I was passionate about what the company does and would jump at the chance to work for them.
    2. Mary couldn't believe that John didn't want the spare ticket for the concert. She thought he would jump at the opportunity to go.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I made it very clear in my job interview that I was passionate about what the company does and would jump at the chance to work for them.
    2. Many people jump at the opportunity to undertake this training program, but you are the lucky few who were chosen.
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