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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Things done or said in the heat of the moment are carried out in a state of over-excitement, anger, frustration or something similar. The hit of the moment seems to describe a similar state of thoughtlessness, and could be a sporting metaphor of some sort, or have pugilistic or drug misuse connotations.
No, you start another issue, Charles Motlohi and Mambushu ’s fight happened in the hit of the moment, nothing serious.
Tackles are made in the hit of the moment, you can’t avoid to misplace it sometimes.
-... it’s very curvy and comfy, and it has a couple programmable buttons, but not so many that you’ll hit the wrong one in the hit of the moment.
Make sure any MPESA transaction is from MPESA- believe me in the hit of the moment you may not notice this, and whats more there might be …
“In the hit of the moment, one of the suspects attempted to draw his gun and shoot at my officers but my officers sprayed them with bullets.
The suddenness of a hit, especially if it comes from something inanimate like a moment, fits with the idea of arbitrary suddenness coupled with forceful inevitability that fits these contecks. In Spanish one can say something happened “de golpe” ‘from a blow’. In Nawatl a stem probably having to do with lightning “striking” (as we say in English) is used as an intensifier/suddenifier, to similar effect.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .