on a whim

idiom

: because of a sudden decision
He quit his job on a whim.

Examples of on a whim in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other words, design your backyard with purpose and intention rather than on a whim. Sophie Flaxman, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 July 2024 But many of its customers are people spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a year at the store, who can buy the entire place out on a whim. thehustle.co, 10 May 2024 Seidelman submitted the film to Cannes on a whim, and, to her surprise, it was selected as the first independent American film invited to compete for the Palme d’Or. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 16 June 2024 Leaders can make major decisions on a whim, without consultation, or with vengeful fury. Scott D. Sagan, Foreign Affairs, 16 Mar. 2022 See all Example Sentences for on a whim 

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“On a whim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20whim. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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