move on

Hi there,
Please, can I read move on as slur over in this context (J.D. Vance, 'Hillbilly Elegy', chapter 6)?

One of the questions I loathed, and that adults always asked, was whether I had any brothers or sisters. When you're a kid, you can't wave your hand, say, "It's complicated," and move on.

I'd greatly appreciate your help and support. Thanks in advance:)
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  • bh7

    Senior Member
    Canada; English
    If your question is, "Can I use 'slur over' for 'moving on' in the given context?", I'd say no. However, you might say, "mumble something", in place of my earlier suggestion.


    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    It's simply short for the concept of "moving on to the next topic". It just means "this topic is over and nothing more needs to be said".