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live for the moment

To focus on the pleasure one can have in the present, without concern for the consequences one may face in the future. I've always lived for the moment, preferring to spend what I earn on vacations and nice things right then and there. Of course, I don't have much in the way of savings now, though. My brother lived for the moment, never stopping to think that his lifestyle might have some serious ramifications on his health down the line.
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live for the moment

Fig. to live only for the pleasures of the present time without planning for the future. You need to make plans for your future. You cannot live just for the moment! He lives only for the moment.
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live for the moment

Concentrate on the present, with little or no concern for the future. For example, Instead of putting aside funds for the children's education, Jane and Jim live for the moment, spending whatever they earn . [Mid-1900s] Also see for the moment; day to day, def. 2.
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