1 n-uncount Hay is grass which has been cut and dried so that it can be used to feed animals.
...bales of hay.
2 If you say that someone is making hay or is making hay while the sun shines, you mean that they are taking advantage of a situation that is favourable to them while they have the chance to.
make hay/make hay while the sun shines phrase V inflects We knew that war was coming, and were determined to make hay while we could.
If someone is suffering from hay fever, they sneeze and their eyes itch, because they are allergic to grass or flowers. n-uncount
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