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Make Hay While The Sun Shines

 

 

 

 

From: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/41/messages/299.html 

MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES --

Meaning : Act while conditions are favorable. The grass that is going to be used as hay needs to be dried after it is cut: rain is likely to spoil it. The farmer, therefore, sought to cut hay on a day when it seemed likely that the sun would be around for that day and one or two more.

Atributed to: John Heywood listed the advice as proverbial in 1546: 'When the sunne shyneth make hey.'" From "Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Wings Books, Originally New York: Facts on File Publications, 1985).

 

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