Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
(on the) spur of the moment
spur of the momenton the spur of the moment
1) without planning, on impulse
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
do sth/make a decision on the spur of the moment
To do something on the spur of the moment is to do something spontaneously, without advance planning or to act on impulse. This is an idiomatic expression used in both social and professional contexts. "His spur of the moment decision to invest made him hundreds of euro."
Social Examples (Advance)
Ididn't really think about it. I justdid it on the spur of the moment.
Tomhadn't plannedon doing a parachute jump. It wasa spur of the moment decision.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Planning involves making informed decisions about how to act based on data, not making spur of the moment decisions.
Some of the most profitable financial decisions have been made on the spur of the moment.
Some began selling their shares on the spur of the moment when shares began to fall.
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