on the spur of the moment


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on the spur of the moment

Fig. suddenly; spontaneously. We decided to go on the spur of the moment. I had to leave town on the spur of the moment.
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on the spur of the moment

without any planning I found her old telephone number and called her on the spur of the moment.
Related vocabulary: at a moment's notice
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on the spur of the moment

if you do something on the spur of the moment, you do it suddenly, without planning it It was something I bought on the spur of the moment, and I've regretted it ever since.
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on the spur of the moment

Impulsively, without prior preparation, as in He decided to join a tour to England on the spur of the moment. This expression alludes to the goading action of a spur to a horse. [Late 1700s]
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References in classic literature ?
That was an utterly unfounded charge sprung on the spur of the moment, but it silenced Dunnoo, who knew that Kim's clear yell could call up legions of bad bazar boys if need arose.