Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(get a) move on

move onget a move on
1) progress (forward) literally or figuratively
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • move on from/with problems/your life
  • Analysis
    To 'move on' means to progress from something, to leave somewhere or to cause someone to leave. "Homeless people in the city are constantly asked to move on by police and shopkeepers." "We were waiting for our friend outside the train station when the police told us to move on." "The EU has really moved on since it's small beginnings of six member states." 'To 'get a move on' is a very informal way of saying 'hurry up'. "We need to get a move on or we'll be late for the film." "If we don't get a move on we'll be completely overshadowed by the competition."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. When my girlfriend dumped me, my friends said that I had to move on and get over her.
    2. It's time to move on with your life. Stop focusing on the past.
    3. That's enough! said the President. Let's move on to the next question.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Okay, everyone, stop talking. Get a move on! We need this order fulfilled by the weekend.
    2. Okay, everybody, there have been enough delays. We're going to move on with the project.
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