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gather rosebuds

To act and enjoy oneself now, before one's situation changes. The phrase refers to Robert Herrick's 17th-century poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time," which contains the line, "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may." Gather rosebuds now, because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Youth is a fleeting thing, so gather rosebuds while you can.
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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.

proverb Act and enjoy yourself now, before your situation changes. The line comes from Robert Herrick's 17th-century poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time," and is an example of carpe diem ("seize the day") poetry. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may—you never know what tomorrow will bring. Youth is a fleeting thing, so gather ye rosebuds while ye may.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.

Prov. Enjoy yourself while you can, before you lose the opportunity or before you become too old. (From Robert Herrick's poem, "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.") Sue: Should I go out on a date with Robbie on Saturday, or should I stay home and study? Ellen: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. You ought to travel abroad now, while you're young, before you have responsibilities that might keep you from going. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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