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as if there's no tomorrow

Very rapidly and eagerly; without restraint or thought (i.e., as if there won't be another opportunity, so one must do something as much or as quickly as possible). He must be starving, because Jonathan is wolfing down his food as if there's no tomorrow! Every time Kevin goes out shopping, he starts spending money as if there's no tomorrow.
See also: if, tomorrow

as if there was/were no tomorrow

Very rapidly and eagerly; without restraint or thought (i.e., as if there won't be another opportunity, so one must do something as much or as quickly as possible). He must have been starving, because Jonathan started wolfing down his food as if there was no tomorrow! Every time Kevin goes out shopping, he starts spending money as if there were no tomorrow.
See also: if, tomorrow

like there ain't no tomorrow

colloquial Very rapidly and eagerly; without restraint or thought (i.e., as if there won't be another opportunity, so one must do something as much or as quickly as possible). He must have been starving, because Jonathan started wolfing down his food like there ain't no tomorrow! Every time Kevin goes out shopping, he starts spending money like there ain't no tomorrow.
See also: like, tomorrow

like there were no tomorrow

Very rapidly and eagerly; without restraint or thought (i.e., as if there won't be another opportunity, so one must do something as much or as quickly as possible). He must have been starving, because Jonathan started wolfing down his food like there were no tomorrow! Every time Kevin goes out shopping, he starts spending money like there were no tomorrow.
See also: like, tomorrow

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Do not delay or hesitate to do something if you can finish or accomplish it today. A: "I've just got one more short assignment and then I'll be finished with my homework, but I think I'll wait until Sunday to do it." B: "You'll enjoy your weekend more if you do it now. Remember, never put off until tomorrow what you can do today!"
See also: can, never, off, put, tomorrow, until, what

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

Prov. Enjoy yourself whenever you can, because you may die soon. ("Eat, drink, and be merry" by itself is simply a way of encouraging people to enjoy themselves.) Fred: No cake for me, thank you. I'm on a diet. Jane: But, Fred, this is a birthday party. Eat, drink, and be merry. Natasha encouraged all her guests to eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.
See also: and, die, tomorrow, we

Here today, (and) gone tomorrow.

Prov. Available now, but soon to be gone. (Used to describe something that does not last-often an opportunity). The stores near my house don't stay in business very long—here today, and gone tomorrow. If you want this carpet, buy it now. This sale price is here today, gone tomorrow.
See also: gone, here, tomorrow

(I'll) see you tomorrow.

I will see you when we meet again tomorrow. (Typically said to someone whose daily schedule is the same as one's own.) Bob: Bye, Jane. Jane: Good night, Bob. See you tomorrow. Sue: See you tomorrow. Jane: Until tomorrow. Bye.
See also: see, tomorrow

like there's no tomorrow

 and like there ain't no tomorrow
Rur. eagerly; rapidly; without stopping. You can't go on eating candy bars like there's no tomorrow. Jim's spending money like there's no tomorrow.
See also: like, tomorrow

put someone off

 
1. to delay dealing with someone until a later time. I hate to keep putting you off, but we are not ready to deal with you yet. I had to put off the plumber again. He really wants his money.
2. to repel someone; to distress someone. You really put people off with your scowling face. You put off people with your arrogance.
3. to avoid or evade someone. I don't wish to see Mr. Brown now. Please put him off. I won't talk to reporters. Tell them something that will put them off. Put off those annoying people!
See also: off, put

put someone off (of) something

 and put someone off
to remove someone from a form of transportation, such as a train, ship, or airplane, owing to illness or misbehavior. (See also put someone off. Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The captain ordered that the unruly passengers be put off the ship at the next port. We put the thief off at the dock.
See also: off, put

put something off

to postpone something; to schedule something for a later time. I have to put off our meeting until a later time. I put off a visit to the dentist as long as I could.
See also: off, put

spend money like it's going out of style

 and spend money like there's no tomorrow
Fig. to spend money recklessly; to spend money as if it were worthless or will soon be worthless. Extravagant? she spends money like it's going out of style! I can't control it. I spend money like there is no tomorrow.
See also: going, like, money, of, out, spend, style

Today here, tomorrow the world.

Prov. Successful in this location now, with later recognition in the rest of the world. (Describes something whose influence seems certain to spread. The name of an appropriate locality is usually substituted for here.) I thought that silly fashion in clothes was unique to California, but it seems to be spreading. Today Los Angeles, tomorrow the world.
See also: today, tomorrow, world

Tomorrow is another day.

Prov. Things may improve tomorrow; tomorrow you will have a chance to solve the problems that are upsetting you today. (Often used to encourage someone to relax and wait until tomorrow to do or worry about something.) Child: This math homework is horrible! I can't do it! Mother: Put it away for tonight and go to bed. You'll be able to think more clearly when you've had some sleep, and tomorrow is another day.
See also: another, tomorrow

Tomorrow never comes.

Prov. When the day arrives that you are now calling "tomorrow," you will call that day "today" and a different day will be called "tomorrow." (Therefore, you should not resolve to do something tomorrow, since that day will never arrive.) Jill: When are you going to go to lunch with me? Jane: Tomorrow. Jill: Tomorrow never comes.
See also: come, never, tomorrow

put somebody off

also put off somebody
1. to cause someone to dislike someone or something His appearance put people off. Her approach to the issues put off voters.
2. to try to discourage someone by making them wait He keeps asking me out, and I keep putting him off. I put off Eleanor, hoping she would find someone else to work with her on this.
See also: off, put

put off something

also put something off
to delay something Something must be wrong because she's put off her wedding twice. Her vacation was scheduled to begin next week, and she was afraid she would have to put it off.
See also: off, put

here today, gone tomorrow

appearing or existing only for a short time He had a string of girlfriends, but they were always here today, gone tomorrow.
See also: gone, here, tomorrow

like there's no tomorrow

also as if there is no tomorrow
quickly and eagerly, without thinking She's spending money like there's no tomorrow and I don't know how to stop her.
See also: like, tomorrow

jam tomorrow

  (British)
something that you want which you are told you will get soon but which never appears Nobody will accept a pay cut, and it's not enough to promise jam tomorrow.
See also: jam, tomorrow

here today, gone tomorrow

if something or someone is here today, gone tomorrow, they only exist or stay in one place for a short time He had a string of girlfriends, but they were always here today, gone tomorrow.
See also: gone, here, tomorrow

like there's no tomorrow

  also as if there was/were no tomorrow
very quickly and eagerly She's spending money like there's no tomorrow and I don't know how to stop her. Hungry and exhausted, he gobbled down the bread as if there were no tomorrow.
See also: like, tomorrow

Tomorrow's another day.

something that you say in order to encourage someone by showing them that there will be another opportunity to do something at a later time We've not made much progress today, but don't worry, tomorrow's another day.
See also: another

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."
See also: gone, here, tomorrow

never put off until tomorrow

see under put off.
See also: never, off, put, tomorrow, until

put off

Delay or postpone, as in He always puts off paying his bills. This idiom, dating from the late 1300s, gave rise to the proverb Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, first recorded in the late 1300s (in Chaucer's Tale of Melibee) and repeated ever since. Also see put one off.
See also: off, put

tomorrow is another day

One may not accomplish everything today but will have another chance. For example, We've stuffed hundreds of envelopes and still aren't done, but tomorrow is another day . This comforting maxim was first put as Tomorrow is a new day about 1520, was widely repeated, and changed to its present form in the mid-1800s.
See also: another, tomorrow

put off

v.
1. To delay or postpone something: I always put off paying the bills and end up paying a late fee. If you keep putting your homework off, you won't get it done.
2. To persuade someone or something to postpone an activity: I managed to put off the creditors for another week. We succeeded in putting the meeting off until next week.
3. To cause someone to be offended, disgusted, and repelled: His indifferent attitude has put us off. Her arrogance put off the interviewers.
4. To discourage someone from doing something: The bad weather put us off from trying to climb the mountain.
5. To cause someone to be distracted from something and perform poorly: That athlete is sensitive, and too much crowd noise puts off his game. She throws the ball pretty well, but the pain in her arm put her aim off.
See also: off, put

like there was no tomorrow

mod. as if there would never be another opportunity. She was drinking booze like there was no tomorrow.
See also: like, tomorrow
References in classic literature ?
And, Emmeline, if we shouldn't ever see each other again, after tomorrow,--if I'm sold way up on a plantation somewhere, and you somewhere else,--always remember how you've been brought up, and all Missis has told you; take your Bible with you, and your hymn-book; and if you're faithful to the Lord, he'll be faithful to you.
I saw him an hour ago-- he's off for Tennessee early tomorrow morning--as usual; said he calculated to get his claim through and be off before night-owls like me have turned out of bed.
I shall see you at the Abbey tomorrow morning I hope, and then we will look them over, and you shall give me your opinion.
Very well, I will give you that sort of courage tomorrow," replied Oz.
Poor Sultan, who was lying close by them, heard all that the shepherd and his wife said to one another, and was very much frightened to think tomorrow would be his last day; so in the evening he went to his good friend the wolf, who lived in the wood, and told him all his sorrows, and how his master meant to kill him in the morning.
Told her you had sent me to say that, having just recollected a prior engagement of going to Clifton with us tomorrow, you could not have the pleasure of walking with her till Tuesday.
I can prove this tomorrow when I read it out, by the impression it makes upon the audience.
Three specials leave here at nine o'clock tomorrow morning," was the reply.
Tomorrow I may gratify some portion of it after my interview with Lady Ruth.
I'll just behave to her tomorrow as if nothing had happened.
I love ornaments," said he, "but I can wait until tomorrow to get more of them; so, as soon as that stupid private is transformed, we will all go to bed and leave the job to be finished in the morning.
No way of getting one of them here by tomorrow night?
In school today, I'll learn to read, tomorrow to write, and the day after tomorrow I'll do arithmetic.
Tomorrow she goes; tonight, with your permission, she would like to sleep at Howards End.
And send my scythe, please, to Tit, for him to set it, and bring it round tomorrow.