move\ a\ muscle

v. phr.
To move even a very little. - Used in negative sentences and questions and with "if".

The deer stood without moving a muscle until the hunter was gone.

The girls were so startled that they did not move a muscle.

You're sitting right where you were when I left! Have you moved a muscle?

The robber said he would shoot the bank worker if he moved a muscle.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • move a muscle — {v. phr.} To move even a very little. Used in negative sentences and questions and with if . * /The deer stood without moving a muscle until the hunter was gone./ * /The girls were so startled that they did not move a muscle./ * /You re sitting… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • move a muscle — {v. phr.} To move even a very little. Used in negative sentences and questions and with if . * /The deer stood without moving a muscle until the hunter was gone./ * /The girls were so startled that they did not move a muscle./ * /You re sitting… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • move a muscle — (not) move a muscle to stay completely still. She sat without moving a muscle as the nurse injected the anaesthetic …   New idioms dictionary

  • move a muscle — don t move even a small amount The doctor told him not to move a muscle when he was fixing his leg …   Idioms and examples

  • not move a muscle — phrase to stay completely still Don’t move a muscle or someone will hear us. Thesaurus: to stop movingsynonym Main entry: muscle * * * I see muscle …   Useful english dictionary

  • not move a muscle — (not) move a muscle to stay completely still. She sat without moving a muscle as the nurse injected the anaesthetic …   New idioms dictionary

  • not move a muscle — don t move even a small amount The doctor told him not to move a muscle when he was fixing his leg …   Idioms and examples

  • not move a muscle — to stay completely still Don t move a muscle or someone will hear us …   English dictionary

  • not move a muscle — not make any physical exertion, not move at all …   English contemporary dictionary

  • didn't move a muscle — did not stir, remained immobile …   English contemporary dictionary


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