Like there ain’t no tomorrow
As if there is no tomorrow
Meaning of Idiom ‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’
When someone is doing something like there is no tomorrow, they are doing it eagerly and quickly, with great energy and without stopping or thinking; with no regard for future consequences; continually; thoughtlessly; obsessively. note]Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.[/note],1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.
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This is usually used sarcastically or with disapproval.
Examples Of Use
“You keep on spending money like there’s no tomorrow and meanwhile we’re two months behind on the rent.”
“That boy eats like there’s no tomorrow. I don’t know where he puts it all.”
“I’ve been drinking coffee like there’s no tomorrow and I still can’t keep my eyes open.”
“He plays video games all day long like there ain’t no tomorrow.”
“We’ve been going at it like there’s no tomorrow and we’re still no closer to getting this car running.”
Used since at least the latter half of the 1900s.
This idiom alludes to doing something as if it is one’s last chance because the world will end tomorrow.
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