(right) here and now

(right) here and now

At this exact place and point in time; right now. OK, no more delays, make a decision right here and now. We're going to solve this thing, by ourselves, here and now. A: "We're in Vegas, so let's just get married, right here and now!" B: "No way! I want a proper wedding, not one officiated by some Elvis impersonator on the Vegas strip!"
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here and now

1. At this moment, as in We must reach a decision here and now. [Early 1800s]
2. the here and now. This life, the present, as in We'd better think of the here and now before worrying about future generations. [Early 1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ˌhere and ˈnow

1 at this moment; immediately: I’m afraid I can’t tell you the answer here and now. I’ll try and find out for you later.
2 the present situation: Don’t worry so much about the future. You need to concentrate more on the here and now.
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