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spur-of-the-moment

[spur-uh v-th uh-moh-muh nt] /ˈspɜr əv ðəˈmoʊ mənt/
adjective
1.
occurring or done without advance preparation or deliberation; extemporaneous; unplanned:
a spur-of-the-moment decision.
Origin of spur-of-the-moment
1800-1810
1800-10
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  • We must give these good people as much time as possible, considering it's a spur-of-the-moment affair.

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
  • And, as a Free Trader, spur-of-the-moment action was a necessary way of life.

    Plague Ship Andre Norton

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