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[spur-uh v-th uh-moh-muh nt] /ˈspɜr əv ðəˈmoʊ mənt/
occurring or done without advance preparation or deliberation; extemporaneous; unplanned:
a spur-of-the-moment decision.
1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Others wander around the floor clutching touchscreen tablet devices that they use to tap in spur-of-the-moment wagers.
  • It had worked out okay with my spur-of-the-moment acorn squash, after all.
  • Avoid making important financial decisions or signing contracts that are based on spur-of-the-moment desires and wishes.
  • Everyone wants you to take a spur-of-the-moment vacation.
  • Not only are you curing the doldrums, but you're saving money by taking advantage of spur-of-the-moment deals.
  • They'll even do their best to fulfill spur-of-the-moment requests.
  • If you made a spur-of-the-moment purchase and had no bag with you, the shopkeeper would wrap your items in yesterday's newspaper.
  • spur-of-the-moment day trips are always possible to take a hike or swim where aquatic facilities remain open.
  • spur-of-the-moment decisions to shop or to visit friends become impossible if requests must be made far in advance.

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