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seize the day

To take the opportunity to do something at the present moment without worrying about the future. This is our time. Let's seize the day! We may never get a chance to do this again.
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seize the day

If you seize the day, you do what you want straight away, without worrying about the future. I can't wait ten years. Life has taught me to seize the day, if not the hour. He knows he might never get another chance of soccer glory and is determined to seize the day. Note: This is a translation of the Latin phrase `carpe diem', which is also sometimes used.
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seize the day

make the most of the present moment.
This expression is a translation of Latin carpe diem , originally a quotation from the Roman poet Horace.
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