make a move

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make a move

British, informal
: to leave a place
  • It's been a lovely evening, but it's time we were making a move.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

move play
  1. : to go or pass to another place or in a certain direction with a continuous motion

  2. : to proceed toward a certain state or condition

  3. : to become transferred during play

  1. : the act of moving a piece (as in chess)

  2. : the turn of a player to move

  3. : a step taken especially to gain an objective : maneuver


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