Meaning of “the here and now” in the English Dictionary

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"the here and now" in British English

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the here and now

the present time:

Most people can't be bothered thinking about their retirement - they're too busy concentrating on the here and now.

(Definition of “the here and now” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the here and now" in American English

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the here and now

the present:

We have to look beyond the here and now and think about our future.

(Definition of “the here and now” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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