here today, gone tomorrow

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - here today, gone tomorrow

"here today, gone tomorrow"

lacking permanence, fleeting


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - here today, gone tomorrow

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What's with this new manager. She comes in and starts making radical changes and expects everyone to just go along with them.

Colleague 2:  Don't worry too much. She is only here today, gone tomorrow.

Colleague 1:  I suppose you are right. We seem to have a string of managers that come in, try their style and then move on again after a short time.

Colleague 2:  This one will be gone soon enough. I give her two weeks.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - here today, gone tomorrow

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I have been thinking of investing in this great new internet start-up company I heard about.

Friend 2:  Be careful of putting your money in a here today, gone tomorrow venture. There have been a lot of these types of companies that look good at the start and then go out of business very quickly.

Friend 1:  So you don't think it is a good investment?

Friend 2:  I would try to find a company that has more permanence with a good track record.

here today, gone tomorrow - Usage:


here today, gone tomorrow - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for here today, gone tomorrow.

here today, gone tomorrow - Examples:

1)  employ qualified and competent building inspectors, and not hire "here today, gone tomorrow" contractors to do it for them.

2)  ... would even bother to give, someone as insignificant as a here today, gone tomorrow Deputy Prime Minister, a tongue lashing about Europe, ...

3)  Time sweeps all that lies before it; here today, gone tomorrow. If material possessions are so impermanent and worldly glory so fleeting, ...

4)  ... and which pictures are just pretty pictures that are here today, gone tomorrow?

5)  ... especially those with low volumes of traffic, follow a 'here today, gone tomorrow' life-cycle.

6)  ... there is almost a production line of them. They are here today, gone tomorrow and they don't even get their full 15 minutes of fame.

7)  If not, people see it as a fad that's here today, gone tomorrow.

8)  ... of the difficult to swallow but painful reality that we are here today, gone tomorrow.

9)  Yet pop-ups draw on long retail traditions of "here today, gone tomorrow" - think of circuses and fairs of old. Just as the fair came ...

10)  ... how fickle the music industry can be. You can be here today, gone tomorrow, so try to make the most of it. 

11)  Players are here today, gone tomorrow, so are the people who own it, but the spectators are here forever ...

12)  ... great sustainability over a period of time. We're not here today, gone tomorrow.

13)  ... beautifully crafted, but it's so ephemeral. Real 'here today, gone tomorrow' art. When these masterpieces have outlived their usefulness, they're just trashed.

14)  ... world around you will assist in ensuring that you are not here today, gone tomorrow; but rather, ahead of the game and in control of your business destiny.

15)  Also called the corn poppy, it's a here today, gone tomorrow kind of flower, with lean wobbly stems and tissue-thin blooms that last only a ...

16)  ... they don't want to work on something that might be here today, gone tomorrow, may not have the robust funding, and may not have the disciplined team.

17)  The only thing certain about the universe is constant change. Here today, gone tomorrow.

18)  ... who have established themselves. They're not here today, gone tomorrow.

19)  ... lookout for new things and considering how some things are just here today, gone tomorrow, and they're ephemera. And other things, they stick. 

20)  It's a fragile fantasy, here today, gone tomorrow, free like we're not.