make the most of a favorable situation while it lasts.
A:when is your husband coming home?
B:Not for another two weeks.
A:That’s a long time! How are you spending your time alone?
B:I am finally getting some home improvement projects done. You know, moving some furniture, painting some rooms, cleaning closets …
A:That’s a lot of work for one person. Why don’t you wait for your husband to come home?
B:No way! It’s easier to do it by myself. I’m getting everything done that I can’t do with other people around.
A:Good idea. ‘Make hay while the sun shines.’
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘make hay while the sun shines’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘make hay while the sun shines’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.