The booted-up minority knows how to make hay in a situation like this.
“We need no forks to make hay with our mouths, to throw our meat into them,” noted the poet Nicholas Breton in 1618.
So make hay while the sun shines, or rather when the rain falls, and see it soon.
Strike while the iron's hot;' 'make hay while the sun shines;' etc.
Supposing that this could not last long, we determined to make hay while the sun shone.
I've only got a few more days, and I must make hay while the sun shines.
Then I wish I could make hay of them, for hay is much wanting for the horses that's in it.
When I want it I'll come for it—and between us we'll make hay with the whole lot.
The prices are high because there is a big crowd just in off the steamer, and the dealers want to make hay while the sun shines.
So they behoved to make hay while the sun shone, and they knew it.
"grass mown," Old English heg (Anglian), hieg, hig (West Saxon) "grass cut or mown for fodder," from Proto-Germanic *haujam (cf. Old Norse hey, Old Frisian ha, Middle Dutch hoy, German Heu, Gothic hawi "hay"), literally "that which is cut," or "that which can be mowed," from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (cf. Old English heawan "to cut;" see hew). Slang phrase hit the hay (pre-1880) was originally "to sleep in a barn;" hay in the general figurative sense of "bedding" (e.g. roll in the hay) is from 1903.
properly so called, was not in use among the Hebrews; straw was used instead. They cut the grass green as it was needed. The word rendered "hay" in Prov. 27:25 means the first shoots of the grass. In Isa. 15:6 the Revised Version has correctly "grass," where the Authorized Version has "hay."