here and now

Idioms & Phrases

here and now

  1. At this moment, as in We must reach a decision here and now. [Early 1800s]

  2. the here and now. This life, the present, as in We'd better think of the here and now before worrying about future generations. [Early 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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