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The context:

P1: We lost nearly a decade of research because of the moratorium on embryonic stem cell research.

P2: The moratorium [on embryonic stem cell research] aided in the advancement science made elsewhere on stem cell research so don't get your panties twisted.

Definition of advance from OALD:

If knowledge, technology, etc. advances, it develops and improves.

I understand the term develop has many senses and I am unsure of which is the proper definition of develop for this context from the dictionaries.

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Google Books gives just 2 results for "get your panties twisted", as against 843 "get your panties in a twist". I suggest speaker P2 doesn't have a good grasp of standard English, and this question is therefore Too Localised. –  FumbleFingers Sep 4 '12 at 0:46
    
I'm just trying to understand what advance and develop means. Sorry my English is poor. –  Theo Sep 4 '12 at 0:55
    
ELU isn't really here to provide definitions of common words. But I'm surprised you should have difficulties with advance/develop/improve (which all mean the same in your specific context). –  FumbleFingers Sep 4 '12 at 1:11
    
so develop means improve here precisely? –  Theo Sep 4 '12 at 1:17
    
In this exact context, yes. But in another context, an aggressive cancer could develop quickly, for example. That would be getting worse from the patient's point of view, not improving. –  FumbleFingers Sep 4 '12 at 1:23
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closed as too localized by FumbleFingers, MετάEd, tchrist, John Lawler, Lynn Sep 4 '12 at 3:12

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