follow through


follow through
follow through (on (something)) to continue something until it is completed.

It was an unpopular idea, but he followed through on it anyway.

I am sorry now that I didn't follow through with music lessons when I was younger.

Etymology: based on the sports meaning of follow through (= to continue the movement of a swing, even after hitting a ball)

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  • follow through on — follow through (on (something)) to continue something until it is completed. It was an unpopular idea, but he followed through on it anyway. I am sorry now that I didn t follow through with music lessons when I was younger. Etymology: based on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • follow-through — n. 1. Carrying a process, plan, or project to full completion; as, I appreciated his follow through on his promise. The term usually is used in reference to the period after some point in time at which the actor is given freedom to pursue the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • follow-through — UK US noun [U] ► something that is done as the next part of an activity or period of development: »Most of the theory of data protection is obvious, but follow through remains an important responsibility …   Financial and business terms

  • follow-through — (n.) 1897, of golf swings, from verbal phrase follow through. Figurative use from 1926 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • follow through — [v] bring to a conclusion complete, conclude, consummate, pursue, see through; concept 91 Ant. leave, not finish …   New thesaurus

  • follow-through — noun 1. ) count or uncount the final part of the movement you make when you hit, kick, or throw the ball in a sport 2. ) uncount something that is done in order to complete a plan or reaction …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • follow-through — ► NOUN ▪ the continuing of an action or task to its conclusion …   English terms dictionary