the here and now

the here and now

The present; this point in time. Yes, but I'm not worried about his past production—I'm worried about his low sales in the here and now! Try to be in the here and now, instead of focusing so much on what the future may bring.
See also: and, here, now
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the here and now

the present, as opposed to the past or the future. I don't care what's happening tomorrow or next week! I care about the here and now. The past is dead. Let's worry about the here and now.
See also: and, here, now
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
See also: and, here, now
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.
See also: and, here, now
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