Definition of “in the heat of the moment” - English Dictionary

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“in the heat of the moment” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “in the heat of the moment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)