move with the times

move with the times

To modify or update one's behavior or beliefs to reflect what is current. Of course Grandpa doesn't have a cell phone—he never wants to move with the times. That senator needs to move with the times and stop saying things that are wildly inappropriate in today's world. As information becomes more readily available in a digital format, publishers are going to have to change their methods if they want to move with the times.
See also: move, times

move with the times

keep abreast of current thinking or developments.
See also: move, times

keep up, move, etc. with the ˈtimes

change in the same way as the rest of society changes: In business it’s important to keep up with the times.People’s tastes change with the times. OPPOSITE: be (stuck) in a time warp
See also: keep, times
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ED MILIBAND has said he would like the next James Bond to be a woman and called for the franchise to "move with the times".
Brian McConnachie QC, chairman of the Faculty of Advocates Criminal Bar Association, said justice needs to move with the times.
But Sir David Attenborough said the BBC had to move with the times. He added: "The advent of home video cameras has killed television's mystique.
Comet had a cushy corner of the market for many years but didn't quite manage to move with the times or recognise the impact of the radical changes in the market and consumer preferences.
"We were able to move with the times, and in some cases ahead of time," he said.
Unafraid to move with the times, Make The Time Go Faster goes hip-hop and Imperfect World is washed by a Jamaican breeze.
We have to move with the times and it is now quite clear the majority of club, pub, bingo and betting shop customers want to enjoy their leisure time in a much healthier, cleaner and smoke-free environment.
You can't move with the times. Things like jury trials and the presumption of innocence may have been all very well in their day.
However, their councillors have shown foresight and the ability to move with the times.
You can't be that old -- try and move with the times!''
Insurance companies, which use that definition, are attempting to move with the times by improvising new language that reflects gay couples' changing legal status--a big step for these conservative entities.
These eco-villages are a sign that this country is beginning to move with the times.
The Rev Paul Simmonds, a research director with Forward Vision, one of the partners behind the project, said it was "absolutely vital" for churches to move with the times and make full use of the world wide web.
Technology has entered the banking industry, and the banks must move with the times, says Jim Bradley, the manager of the Royal Bank's Northern Ontario Corporate Banking Centre in Sudbury.
AGRICULTURAL shows must move with the times - yet retain their traditional character, according to the chairman of this year's Llanfyllin Show.