Definition of carpe diem exclamation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

carpe diem

 exclamation
exclamation
NAmE//ˌkɑrpeɪ ˈdiem//
 
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(from Latin)
 
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an expression used when you want to say that someone should not wait, but should take an opportunity as soon as it appears
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: carpe diem