move a muscle


: to move even the slightest bit
used in negative statements
Wait here and don't move a muscle.
Nobody moved a muscle.

Examples of move a muscle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coach Paul Maurice sat in his home with a cat and blanket in his lap, not daring to move a muscle and threaten some karmic change. Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel, 12 Apr. 2023 After 12 hours of playing and chatting about videogames in front of an online audience, Jamie Brausen could barely move a muscle. Sarah E. Needleman, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2021 Another neurotech approach is to use electromyography (EMG) to record nerve signals elsewhere on the body, or by tracking your intention to move a muscle. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2021 Marilyn has been posing as her twin sister Luann, while the real deal lies in a nearby bed, able to see and hear but unable to move a muscle. Sean T. Collins, Vulture, 11 Mar. 2021 White flinched, but Murphy didn’t move a muscle. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Oct. 2020

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“Move a muscle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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