The boy took the things home and set the process in motion.
Where someone set something in motion and then just walked away?
Many things were set in motion long ago and have not yet come to rest.
And now was a good time to set those plans in motion.
The saw is then started and the table set in motion.
Simply to move with the events she had set in motion.
And so the end of the world was set in motion.
Great events seemed to have been set in motion by his news.
"I just set events in motion and let them go where they want."
As of Summer 2010 the plan had been set in motion.