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English definition of “in the heat of the moment”

in the heat of the moment

If you say or do something in the heat of the moment, you say or do it without thinking because you are very angry or excited: He didn't mean it - he said it in the heat of the moment.Anger and displeasure
(Definition of in the heat of the moment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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