to move on

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - move on

"to move on"

to continue moving;

to travel on


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - move on

"to move on"

to change to a different subject or activity


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - move on

"to move on"

to take action with a particular issue


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - move on

Some hikers have stopped for a rest ...

Hiker 1: I'm glad we stopped for a rest. Are you ready to continue now?

Hiker 2:  Yes we had better move on if we want to make it to the cabin before dark.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - move on

The boss is leading a meeting ...

Boss:  OK, we've covered this subject thoroughly. We should move on to the next item on the agenda.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - move on

A couple are talking ...

Wife:  What did you think of the house we saw yesterday?

Husband:  I really liked it. I think we should buy it.

Wife:  There were a lot of other people interested in buying the same house.

Husband:  Then we should move on making an offer to purchase.

Test Your Understanding  

to move on - Usage:


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to move on - Gerund Form:

Moving on to a new town is a good idea at this point.

Moving on to the next item ...

Moving on a business opportunity at the right time is key to success.

to move on - Examples:

1)  Let's move on. Let's have the other conversation

2)  We will stop the trial and move on to our other projects designed to find a treatment for ALS.

3)  If he continues to be a disappointment, well then he'll have to move on.

4)  After two years of this it's absolutely necessary to move on.

5)  And then you can get over it and move on to the good ideas that are in there somewhere.

6)  He rejoins Sam, who has already moved on, and together they set out to find Kevin.

7)  Once they succeeded in those things, we would moved on to other things.

8)  Christianity has moved on from the middle ages but Islam hasn't. 

9)  He used to be a leader in the group, and has now moved on to other things.

10)  The family style was stoicism; you took your lumps and moved on.

11)  Meehan was the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania before moving on to Congress.

12)  Massachusetts has already achieved universal coverage and is moving on to controlling costs.

13)  This song is about growing up and moving on from the past, trying to make yourself a better person.

14)  My family had to keep moving on to get inside the theme park.

15)  They had come to a transit stop and would be moving on to their true destination after delousing.

16)  Heraclitus, you know, says that everything moves on and that nothing is at rest.

17)  Ruthven says "Okay," and Aubrey moves on to Greece, where he meets a girl.

18)  In the end, unable to connect with him, she moves on.

19)  It was just a failed experiment and he moves on.

20)  If she moves on it means she never loved him.