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    #1

    Live life to the minute

    Would someone, please, explain to me, what the phrase "live life to the minute" means?
    I think it might be something like enjoying every minute of one's life,
    or live life fully, but I may be wrong, since a definition was nowhere to be found.

    Kind regards
    Pepita

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    Re: Live life to the minute

    Where did you see/hear it? Can you post the full sentence and context please. I've never heard it before although "live life to the full" is very common.
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    Re: Live life to the minute

    Thank you for your comment, Emsr2d2!

    This phrase is found in a tv-program narrative, which I am translating.
    I guess I can just copy a couple of sentences here, a bit modified, for you to see.

    Theextraordinary XX died in xxxx. Her son, YY is clearingout her house,
    It’s packed with memories of her time flying in the war whenXX lived life to the minute.


    The phrase kind of suggests something, but I'd like to know exactly what.
    Regards
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    Re: Live life to the minute

    I imagine that someone who is a pilot during a war probably lives their life "minute by minute" or "one minute at a time" because they never know what is going to happen next. For all they know, they could be dead in the next 30 seconds. Perhaps the speaker in the TV program just used a phrase which incorporated a mixture of the words which I recognise as being used in that context, maybe he had used the phrase "live life to the minute" for years and said it assuming that everyone else used it. It's impossible to know without being able to ask the speaker.

    I agree with your understanding of it but, as I said before, I am unfamiliar with that exact phrase.
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    #5

    Re: Live life to the minute

    I live life to the minute, and I'm thankful for each second of it. (by Allen Joseph Leatherwood)

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    Re: Live life to the minute

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    I live life to the minute, and I'm thankful for each second of it. (by Allen Joseph Leatherwood)
    The link you posted takes me to the myspace page for some kind of tortured teen who writes stream of consciousness poetry/prose, including things like "There's no words describing how I feel" (instead of "There are"), "embarress" and "arguement". I'm not sure I'm going to set too much store by his use of the phrase!
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    #7

    Re: Live life to the minute

    There are actually very few instances of the phrase on the internet. The only thing that could still give us hope is that on some websites they use "work done to the minute". I guess if we could figure out what "to the minute" means, we could solve it.

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    #8

    Re: Live life to the minute

    Actually, it might imply "what's now is what matters, not what might happen tomorrow", if it adds up at all.
    Last edited by Bennevis; 11-Sep-2012 at 00:34. Reason: "imply" instead of "mean"

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    Re: Live life to the minute

    Thank you, Emsr2d2
    This particular lady pilot was very fun loving, so maybe she enjoyed every minute of her life. Well, maybe not… Your idea of what a pilot feels in the air explains the suggestion I “read” into this phrase.Every minute matters, is important.

    Thanks a lot & good night
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    Re: Live life to the minute

    Thank you, Bennevis,

    for your posts and shedding some more light on this question.
    Maybe your "what's now is what matters" is the idea or part of it.

    By the way, newbie as I am here, I experience quite some problems posting.
    Errors this error that...

    Good night from the north
    Pepita

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