Definition of on the move in English:

on the move

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  • 1In the process of moving from one place or job to another.

    ‘it's difficult to contact her because she's always on the move’
    • ‘He had to be always on the move and travelling in India in those days was quite hazardous and time consuming.’
    • ‘The entire troupe is always on the move, travelling to nearly a dozen cities or towns every year.’
    • ‘People are always on the move now - family members take a year out and travel.’
    • ‘Being always on the move, they are a very fit and strong people.’
    • ‘It is not easy to be a family man, particularly when you are always on the move.’
    • ‘Chefs are always on the move.’
    • ‘Of course, he thought, they are gypsy travellers, and mastering such arts would be essential to a people always on the move.’
    • ‘Also, they were almost impossible to find as they are always on the move.’
    • ‘They were always on the move, always short of money, and their life together was passionate and stormy.’
    • ‘He's always on the move from one country to another, flying here and there, but he enjoys life doing that.’
    travelling, in transit, moving, in motion, journeying, on the road, on the wing
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    1. 1.1Making progress.
      ‘the economy appeared to be on the move’
      • ‘After years of stagnation, the economy seems to be on the move, albeit very, very slowly.’
      • ‘So back to square one, how do we get this economy on the move?’
      • ‘I had a decent paying job with my own corner office. I was on the move upwards.’
      • ‘Like its parent organisation it is always on the move, looking for new avenues by which it can attract new members.’
      • ‘Things are on the move, and that's very encouraging.’
      progressing, making progress, proceeding, advancing, developing, going forward, moving forward
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