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on a whim

Based on a sudden, impulsive urge, desire, or idea; without careful planning or because of a capricious inclination. On a whim, we drove to the beach for the weekend. Major governmental policies cannot be decided on a whim; they have to be carefully and rationally thought through.
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WHIM syndrome is associated with significant morbidity beginning in early childhood and continuing throughout life.
Martha Stewart, founder and chief creative officer of MSLO, said Whim is "wonderfully fun, fresh and vibrant, easy to live with and, in addition, very affordable.
Asi, el milagro de la cura del sindrome WHIM pudo ser explicado veinte anos despues, por el descubrimiento de la cromotripsis.
9% Zn) to complement planned production from Mons Cupri, Whim Creek and Sulphur Springs.
The WHIM in the wall should absorb some of the X-rays from the AGN as they make their journey across intergalactic space to Earth.
The Whim soon stopped being witty; and when this happens, a journal of this kind is no longer worthy of serious attention.
Remember to tip the crew--their sole purpose is to honor your every whim.
Many of us have done so and invested countless hours and energy only to have our efforts dismissed and dismantled at the whim of a new pastor whose decisions are final and require no explanation or justification.
In addition to his logical presentation, corporate income is subject to the "art" of accountancy which is ofttimes elastic: Declared dividends are precise, exact and determined by the whim of corporate boards.
In Moore's theocratic dystopia, freedom for religious minorities is a mere privilege or concession that would be revoked at the whim of those in power.
The Listed event was dominated by outsiders as the 21-1 winner defeated Whim and Princess Mix.
As we have said on numerous occasions, Baseball should never have allowed the umpires to tinker with the strike zone and call balls and strikes by personal whim.
You are right, that is the state of many corporate cultures -- left to the whim of the personalities.
Jean-Jules Verne, whose French ancestor wrote the ballooning classic Around The World In 80 Days, branded the Virgin tycoon's latest failed trip a "millionaire's whim of fantasy" with "little scientific merit".
The term, "employee at will" has morphed to "employee at whim--the whim of the company, that is.