when the spirit moves


when the spirit moves
as/when the spirit moves (you) humorous if you do something when the spirit moves you, you only do it when you want to.

He'll cook now and again, when the spirit moves him.


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  • when the spirit moves — (when) the spirit moves (you) when you want to or feel ready to. When the spirit moved her, she would work through the night. Public opinion can take a sharp turn any time the spirit moves them …   New idioms dictionary

  • when the spirit moves you — (when) the spirit moves (you) when you want to or feel ready to. When the spirit moved her, she would work through the night. Public opinion can take a sharp turn any time the spirit moves them …   New idioms dictionary

  • when the spirit moves someone — when someone feels inclined to do something he can be quite candid when the spirit moves him Origin: a phrase originally in Quaker use, with reference to the Holy Spirit …   Useful english dictionary

  • when the spirit moves someone — ► when the spirit moves someone when someone feels inclined to do something. Main Entry: ↑spirit …   English terms dictionary

  • when the spirit moves you — as/when the spirit moves (you) humorous if you do something when the spirit moves you, you only do it when you want to. He ll cook now and again, when the spirit moves him …   New idioms dictionary

  • When the Spirit Moves You — Infobox Television episode Title = When the Spirit Moves You Series = Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) Caption = Season = 1 Episode = 16 Airdate = 2 January 1970 Production = 16 Writer = Donald James Director = Robert Tronson Guests = Kieron Moore… …   Wikipedia

  • when the spirit moves you — if/when/as/the spirit moves you phrase used for saying that someone does something when they want to, rather than when they think they should At these meetings, people stand up and speak as the spirit moves them. Thesaurus: in an uncontrolled… …   Useful english dictionary

  • when the spirit moves one — when one feels inclined to do something. [a phr. orig. in Quaker use, with ref. to the Holy Spirit.] → spirit …   English new terms dictionary

  • as/when the spirit moves you — see ↑spirit, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑move as/when the spirit moves you : when you feel like it : when the time is right I ll write when the spirit moves me. • • • Main Entry: ↑spirit …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) spirit moves you — (when) the spirit moves (you) when you want to or feel ready to. When the spirit moved her, she would work through the night. Public opinion can take a sharp turn any time the spirit moves them …   New idioms dictionary


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