seize the day

idiom

: to do the things one wants to do when there is the chance instead of waiting for a later time

Examples of seize the day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people love to seize the day with an early morning run; others squeeze in some gym time on their lunch break. Kells McPhillips, Fortune Well, 8 Oct. 2023 One factor is the pandemic, which lit a fire under some people to seize the day. The Week Staff, The Week, 22 July 2023 Now, tailgating and attending home games, or gathering elsewhere, could seize the day. Mike Bass, The Enquirer, 30 July 2021 After everything New York has been through, no one needs to be told to seize the day. Ann Abel, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Gabrielle Union never fails to seize the day with a fabulous hairstyle. Chelsea Avila, Allure, 15 Nov. 2022 Biden’s hero, FDR, was the perfect example of how a leader in crisis was able to seize the day. Michael Sheldrick, Forbes, 5 July 2022 Great movie performances are about actors who seize the day with every fiber of their being. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 31 Oct. 2021 If that is the case, seize the day and move where there’s space for your strengths and opportunities to make change. Ashley Grice, Fortune, 30 Sep. 2021

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“Seize the day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seize%20the%20day. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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