[liv-fer-ev-er] /ˈlɪv fərˌɛv ər/
a widely cultivated succulent plant, Sedum telephium, of the stonecrop family, having fleshy, coarsely toothed leaves and flat clusters of purplish flowers.
- Live for the moment
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 ]