(adv.) Fig.: In motion; in action; astir; in progress.
(1) If industry worked collaboratively in this area and set up incentive schemes in conjunction with each other, this practice would become consumer habit rather than consumer exception.” Plans are now afoot to assess the size of the remanufacturing market across Europe, a move that should benefit the UK.
(2) He said a broader range of music would be broadcast on Radio 2 under the proposals, in which there were "big changes afoot".
(3) Plans are afoot to set up a Treasury in Cardiff and control of the police and legal system could follow.
(4) When corporate feminism starts to sound like 1970s socialist feminism, something is afoot, and we need to build on it.
(5) We have exciting plans afoot, including new launches – this business is just getting started."
(6) Both have been stocked in the past with the more common rainbow trout, but there is a movement afoot to end the practice and keep these waterways pure for the native goldens.
(7) But Fawzi denied a report that plans were afoot to send a 3,000-strong UN peacekeeping force to Syria , drawn from an existing UN contingent in south Lebanon.
(8) Meanwhile, something’s afoot in the wind at Víctor’s old club, as Barcelona are looking at renewing the contracts of Leo Messi and Neymar , having shrewdly spotted they’re both decent.
(9) Change is afoot at Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) Nottingham Law School.
(10) Hold on to your hats and gird your loins, ladies and gentlemen, because there is life-changing news afoot: older dads have uglier children.
(11) Currently, a movement is afoot to limit sharply the amount and kind of treatment offered to schizophrenic patients and their families.
(12) Filing for "iWatch" trademarks, as it has in Europe and Japan, is a good sign that something's afoot.
(13) But Ala'a Shehabi, of Bahrain Watch , the group leading the international #stoptheshipment campaign, told the Guardian that legal moves were afoot to try to reclassify teargas as a chemical weapon.
(14) "Now that these countries know that change is afoot, they are pre-emptively trying to put their house in order – less humiliating than being forced into it.
(15) Plans are now afoot to open a further four canteens and every day, free bread is distributed to old people on the street.
(16) Short of stamping it with sealing wax and delivering it on a velvet pillow, the government could hardly make it clearer that something important is afoot.
(17) A quiet constitutional revolution is afoot,” said his friend and biographer, Jonathan Dimbleby.
(18) Michael Gove then appointed a former head of the Met's counter-terrorism unit to investigate the allegations and, with his characteristic emollience, talked of the need to "drain the swamp" – whereupon tensions flared between his department and the Home Office and there were credible suggestions that the DfE had known about what was afoot in Birmingham since 2010.
(19) Diaries of these tricky days in the bunker will show despair, but they could also show whether the inhabitants understood the fact there is a broader shift afoot.
(20) And there was something afoot in the sleepy Burgundy town of Auxerre.