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To have, or to take advantage of, an opportunity

benefit

verb

to get help or an advantage from something

get

verb

to obtain a benefit or have a positive feeling when you do something

gain

verb

to get a benefit or advantage for yourself

exploit

verb

to use a situation so that you get benefit from it, even if it is wrong or unfair to do this

jump at

to take an opportunity that is offered to you in a very enthusiastic way

grasp

verb

to take advantage of an opportunity when it happens

take advantage of something

to use a situation or opportunity to get what you want

make capital out of something

to get an advantage from a situation, especially a bad situation

seize an opportunity/chance

to act quickly in order to use an opportunity that may not be available later

leap at the chance/opportunity/offer

to accept something quickly and in an enthusiastic way

conscious uncoupling

the act of ending a marriage or romantic relationship in a way which shows that the two people will remain friends …

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