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here today, gone tomorrow in Culture

Here today, gone tomorrow

What is present or important now may be absent or irrelevant in the future.

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Idioms and Phrases with here today, gone tomorrow

here today, gone tomorrow

Lacking permanence, fleeting. For example, His book attracted a great deal of attention but quickly went out of print—here today and gone tomorrow. Originally alluding to the briefness of the human lifespan, this phrase was first recorded in John Calvin's Life and Conversion of a Christian Man (1549): “This proverb that man is here today and gone tomorrow.”

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