Meaning of “on the spur of the moment” in the English Dictionary

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"on the spur of the moment" in British English

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on the spur of the moment

informal

C2 used to say that a decision, action, etc. is sudden and done without any planning:

We hadn't planned to go away - it was one of those spur-of-the-moment decisions.
We just jumped in a car on the spur of the moment and drove to the seaside.

(Definition of “on the spur of the moment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on the spur of the moment" in American English

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on the spur of the moment

suddenly without any planning:

On the spur of the moment, we decided to go to the beach.

(Definition of “on the spur of the moment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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