What does spur-of-the-moment mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spur-of-the-momentadjective

    in response to an unforeseen need

    "a spur-of-the-moment party"


  1. spur-of-the-momentadjective

    Spontaneous; impromptu.

    It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to buy the car.

  2. Etymology: See spur of the moment

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spur-of-the-moment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spur-of-the-moment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of spur-of-the-moment in a Sentence

  1. Rita Ora:

    It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK, i’m deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk. This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgment. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility.

  2. Jennifer Lopez:

    It was very, very minimally planned in advance and was largely spur of the moment. Violet stayed home because Jennifer Lopez’s extremely loyal to Jennifer Lopez mom.

  3. Earl Granville:

    It was just a spur of the moment.

  4. Billy Horschel:

    Unfortunately there was a fan who said something on the tee, and spur of the moment I said something, a word in the middle there, that I wish I wouldn't have said, i apologize to the fans.

  5. Griedge Mbock Bathy:

    On the spur of the moment youre happy and when the goals disallowed its frustrating, but you have to switch quickly, we had a lot of time left and we had a lot of opportunities to score.


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