Past Phrasle (#598)

Thursday, September 14, 2023

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move it or lose it
Idiomatic expression that is often used to encourage someone to hurry up or take action quickly, lest they miss an opportunity or face negative consequences. It implies a sense of urgency and the need to act promptly. It has been used in various contexts, including sports, business, and everyday life, to motivate people to act.
The phrase has a rhyming structure, which makes it catchy and easy to remember, thereby enhancing its impact. The meaning can vary depending on the context in which it is used: in physical training it can refer to the concept of losing muscle mass if you fail to continue your exercise; in business it may mean someone else will take advantage of an opportunity if you do not; in everyday language it could simply be a way to tell someone to hurry up.