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make a move
1. To make the initial steps necessary to achieve or accomplish something. Every politician recognizes the homelessness crisis, yet none has made a move to introduce legislation that addresses it.
2. To begin leaving someplace. We told the babysitter we'd be back by 10, so we should start making a move.
make a move1 take action. 2 start on a journey; leave somewhere. British
make a ˈmove
1 (British English, informal) leave one place in order to go to another: It’s getting late. I think it’s time we made a move. ♢ I’ve been in this job far too long already, it’s time I made a move.
2 (also make your ˈmove) do the action that you intend to do or need to do in order to achieve something: We’re waiting to see what our competitors will do before we make a move. ♢ The rebels waited until nightfall before making their move.
This phrase refers to moving your pieces in a game such as chess.