spur of the moment

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spur of the moment (plural spurs of the moment)

  1. (idiomatic) Impulse; short notice; a lack of planning.
    • 1852 January 26, Henry David Thoreau
      Obey the spur of the moment. These accumulated it is that make the impulse and the impetus of the life of genius.

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