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spur-of-the-moment

[spur-uh v-thuh-moh-muh nt]
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  1. occurring or done without advance preparation or deliberation; extemporaneous; unplanned: a spur-of-the-moment decision.

Origin of spur-of-the-moment

First recorded in 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