on/at the spur of the moment

Definition of on/at the spur of the moment

:immediately without planning
  • We decided on the spur of the moment to go to the beach.

Word by Word Definitions

spur play
  1. : a pointed device secured to a rider's heel and used to urge on the horse

  2. : recognition and reward for achievement

  3. : a goad to action : stimulus

  1. : to urge (a horse) on with spurs

  2. : to incite to action or accelerated growth or development : stimulate

  3. : to put spurs on

moment play
  1. : a minute portion or point of time : instant

  2. : a comparatively brief period of time

  3. : present time


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