Concentrate on the present, with little or no concern for the future. For example, Instead of putting aside funds for the children’s education, Jane and Jim live for the moment, spending whatever they earn. [ Mid-1900s ]
Also see: day to day, def. 2.
- Live from day to day
see: day to day , def. 2.
- Live from hand to mouth
see: hand to mouth
- Live happily ever after
Spend the rest of one’s life in happiness, as in In her romantic novels the hero and heroine end up marrying and then live happily ever after. This hyperbolic phrase ends many fairy tales. [ Mid-1800s ]
[liv-in] /ˈlɪvˌɪn/ adjective 1. Also, sleep-in. residing at the place of one’s employment: a live-in maid. 2. living in a cohabitant relationship. noun 3. a live-in person. adj. “residing on the premises,” 1950, from live (v.) + in. Lived-in “inhabited, occupied” is first recorded 1873. adjective Sharing one’s domicile: Coe’s former live-in girlfriend/ J Edgar’s […]