step lively

idiom

chiefly US
: to go or move quickly : to hurry
You'll have to step lively if you don't want to be late for work.

Examples of step lively in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Chevy appears to have a column shifter, making this gambit slightly less dangerous, but our muddy protagonist still needs to step lively once the LS V-8 goes into drive. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 15 Mar. 2023 Brazil had best start the match on time against Serbia Thursday and step lively throughout. John Powers, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Nov. 2022 Icarus problem, so players will have to step lively if that causes a race-day money-migration over to the next-best only-slightly-better option, Mo Donegal, who’s at least run in a Triple Crown race before. Guy Martin, Forbes, 11 June 2022

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“Step lively.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/step%20lively. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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