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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.
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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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SIR CLEMENT FREUD rightly pointed to the lack of punctuality at the Ascot 'rehearsal' meeting, but wrongly claimed the Ascot Authority is not "moving with the times".
(26.) Orville Daniel, Moving with the Times: The Story of Baptist Outreach from Canada in to Asia, South America, and Africa (Toronto: The Canadian Baptist Foreign Mission Board, 1973), 47.
The population is also moving with the times, with more than half the country having had sex by phone, text or email, research found.