Definition of here today, gone tomorrow in US English:

here today, gone tomorrow

phrase

  • Soon over or forgotten; short-lived.

    • ‘This perpetuates the myth that small firms are here today, gone tomorrow and are difficult to deal with.’
    • ‘Such a shift in public policy will be sustainable if, and only if, this wave of human solidarity is more than just a tsunami: here today, gone tomorrow.’
    • ‘Life is but a dream, here today, gone tomorrow.’
    • ‘Look, I'm a fickle dame, here today, gone tomorrow.’
    • ‘I think we've moved beyond the idea that the Claymores are here today, gone tomorrow.’
    • ‘We are at a prime trading time for Keighley businesses, who are here all the year round, not here today, gone tomorrow.’
    • ‘There is a suspicion about the tech sector that a lot of these companies will be here today, gone tomorrow and in many cases that suspicion is justified - a number of high-tech start-ups simply do not survive.’
    • ‘Recollecting all the bygone events I enjoyed with my father while he was alive, I feel again man's life is short, transitory and empty at the end - here today, gone tomorrow.’
    • ‘Beware of buying from the type of shop that springs up at this time of year which has only a short-term lease and may be here today, gone tomorrow.’
    • ‘Liam Miller also looks a good prospect but Kleberson and Djemba, despite the latter starting the season, seem destined to be fly-by-night Manchester United players, here today, gone tomorrow.’