on the move


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on the move

In motion; moving from one location to another. Attention all units: the suspect is on the move. We were on the move a lot when I was a kid, so I was never able to make close friends anywhere.
See also: move, on
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on the move

 
1. moving from place to place. Are the cattle on the move now, or are they still grazing?
2. progressing; advancing. Finally the market has turned around now and is really on the move. At last, we are on the move!
See also: move, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the move

1. Busily moving about, very active, as in A nurse is on the move all day long. [Mid-1800s] Also see on the go.
2. Going from one place to another, traveling, as in Our troops are on the move again, or Ruth and Dick are always on the move, never staying put for more than a month or two. [Late 1700s]
3. Making progress, advancing, as in Their technology is clearly on the move.
See also: move, on
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on the ˈmove


1 moving or travelling from one place to another: The army is on the move at last.
2 very active or busy: It is important for patients to keep on the move while they are recovering.I can’t wait to sit down and relax — I’ve been on the move all day.
See also: move, on
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