take time by the forelock






take time by the forelock

seize an opportunity – literary

The Latin writer Phaedrus described Opportunity or Occasion as being bald except for a long forelock, a personification that was illustrated in Renaissance emblem books and was applied also to Time.


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touch your forelock = tug your forelock

raise a hand to your forehead in deference when meeting a person of higher social rank




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