put the wheels in motion(redirected from put in motion)
put the wheels in motion
To act to cause something to begin. The senator from New Hampshire put the wheels in motion for the legislation. We've been planning the details for months, but it's ultimately up to the boss to put the wheels in motion.
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wheels in motion
see under set in motion.
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