When someone feels inclined to do something: he can be quite candid when the spirit moves him
[a phrase originally in Quaker use, with reference to the Holy Spirit]
More example sentences
- The Rams can still move the ball in explosive fashion when the spirit moves them, but their weak defense and special teams and front-office paranoia are major detriments.
- But when the spirit moves you, you respond: A group of women suddenly sat down on the road in a line clear across the street and completely blocked all passage of cars.
- The two nameless pieces of Duh are built out of guitars, samples, amplifier hums, drum machines, effects processors, and, when the spirit moves them, garbled screaming.
Definition of when the spirit moves someone in:
- The US English dictionary