make the first move


: to act first
He was waiting for her to make the first move.

Examples of make the first move in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wolfe Herd founded Bumble in 2014 with the idea of creating a dating app that let women make the first move, thereby reducing the unsolicited messages that many were bombarded with on other services. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 7 Nov. 2023 What sets Bumble apart from competitors is that women make the first move — a feature Herd designed to put them more in control of their dating lives and to help limit unsolicited messages from prospects that don't interest them. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 7 Nov. 2023 Instead, the two sides are once again playing a game of chicken, waiting for the other side to make the first move. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 31 Aug. 2023 After spotting each other from across the room, Liv decided to make the first move. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 10 Aug. 2023 Showrunner and writer Mike Schur, who is a member of the WGA negotiating committee, recently told Variety that the union was waiting for AMPTP to make the first move. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 2 Aug. 2023 Both sides have insisted that the other needs to make the first move to restart talks. John Koblin, New York Times, 8 May 2023 Some contender will make the first move to beef up a rotation. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 4 May 2023 Try Bounce 5 Bumble Bisexual or pansexual women who like to make the first move may find their fit on Bumble. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 19 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Make the first move.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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