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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 112 . The proverb today is to strike while the
iron is hot. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If we say that someone
should strike while the iron is hot. We mean that one that needs to take
advantage of a good opportunity while it is still available. Because it will
probably only be this good you know, as good as it is right now at this moment,
for a short time. So you have to strike while the iron is hot. Okay. Let's
continue. This proverb alludes to when a blacksmith was forming or shaping iron.
So yeah. Remember in, especially in former times. Even today and they shape iron
still this way, he couldn't delay. He had to do it while the iron was still very
hot and pliable. Pliable means you know, like bendable. So that they could shape
it and they could form it into whatever they want. So they had to do it while the
iron was hot. If they waited too long just like we say here, once the metal
cools it hardens and the opportunity is lost. if you don't have it in the
right shape or a perfect shape before it cools down, you're going to end up with a
strange-looking piece of metal or sword or whatever whatever type of hire and
they will forming. Okay. So this proverb dates back to the
1500s. So dates back that, that at that time,
especially, especially in those days. You know, a lot of the weapons were made in
iron basically. All right. Let's continue. Let's look at several examples we have
here. Example number one. Many investment analysts will often tell their clients
to strike while the iron is hot. If they believe they are suggesting a good
investment. Meaning you know, it's good now. You had better get it now you better do
it now before it's too late. Either before the price goes up or the
price goes down. Something like that. All right. Let's look at number two. Jenny
recently broke up with her boyfriend. You liked
her for the longest time. If you want her to become your girlfriend you had better
strike while the iron is hot before another guy asks her out. Yeah. I have
heard it used this way. As far as like you know dating or relationships maybe
she's free now. Maybe she's a very pretty popular girl. If you wait too long you
know, some other guys going to move in there and become the new boyfriend. So you
better strike while the iron is hot. Well you know now that she's separated from
the old boyfriend you might have this short time period. You know, in between.
You got a strike while the iron is hot. All right. Let's look at number three. The
housing market has hit its peak. If you are ever going to sell you should do it
now before the market reverses. Before it starts to go down too much. You have to
strike while the iron is hot. That's the way we use it. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got
it, I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time.
Bye bye.
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