Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(moving/coming) along

moving alongcoming along
Meaning(s)
1) progressing or improving
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • moving along/coming along nicely/as planned
  • Analysis

    If something is ‘moving along’ or ‘coming along’ it means it is continuing or progressing in some way. You might ask someone how a project is ‘moving along’ or how something they are working on is ‘coming along’. This is a casual phrase used often in social and professional contexts.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. If we want to get the deal signed before the deadline, we need to move the negotiations along.
    2. Construction on the new property is coming along nicely. We should be finished well ahead of schedule.
    3. The minor hiccups we have suffered have not set us back, we are moving along with the project as planned.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I need to move along if I want to finish this essay on time.
    2. The police asked us to move along but all we were doing was standing outside the shopping centre.
    3. How is your college application coming along?
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