put in/into motion

idiom

: to begin (something, such as a plan or process)
They will be taking steps to put the divorce proceedings in/into motion.

Examples of put in/into motion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the Taliban argued the strike violated the terms of the 2020 Doha Agreement that put in motion the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the accord also included a promise by the Taliban not harbor al-Qaida members or others seeking to attack America. Fortune Editors, Fortune Asia, 5 June 2024 Key personnel priorities – particularly for political appointees who wouldn’t need to go through a Senate confirmation process – have been mapped out to ensure Trump’s plans would be put into motion immediately. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 19 May 2024 In free agency, the Chargers beefed up their backfield and signed one of the league’s top blocking tight ends as new coach Jim Harbaugh put into motion his promise to make the team more physical. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2024 At the time, an activist investor with an eye toward management change had put in motion a strategic review of the company’s businesses, and certain members of the analyst community were speculating that the former CFO’s tenure at the top might be short-lived. Jack Sweeney, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Of the remaining 3,000, the vast majority are benefiting from housing programs put into motion before Bass took office, her team said. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2023 This means there’s a chance 2024 is the year the stadium plan finally gets put into motion now that Stronach is on board, regardless of what could come down the road regarding MLS expansion. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 8 Mar. 2024 Why Biden hasn’t already put in motion this plan is unclear. David Axe, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The decision will put in motion approval processes for 300 new homes in the Kedar settlement and 2,350 in Maale Adumim. Julia Frankel The Associated Press, arkansasonline.com, 24 Feb. 2024

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“Put in/into motion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20in%2Finto%20motion. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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