Move a muscle



Bestir oneself even slightly. This idiom is usually put negatively, either with implied criticism, as in She won’t move a muscle to help get dinner, or not, as in When I saw the deer, I stayed quite still, not daring to move a muscle. It was first recorded in 1889.

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