seize the hour(redirected from they have seized the hour)
seize the hour
To make the most of some present opportunity. This is our chance to live abroad in Europe like we dreamed, so let's seize the hour! We may never get an opportunity to do this again. In the midst of this political upheaval, it's time for us to seize the hour and make the changes we've always wanted to see.
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seize the hour/day
Take advantage of the moment, enjoy the here and now. This phrase is a translation of the ancient Roman adage Carpe diem, first stated by Horace in one of his Odes (ca. 23 b.c.). Actually, the full statement added quam minimum credula postero, trust the future as little as possible.
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