a step in the right direction


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a step in the right direction

an action that is expected to bring good results Both sides agreed that continuing the talks was a step in the right direction.
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This particular afternoon was a step in the right direction, because it was part of his plan to get to know people beyond the family circuit, just as it was part of his plan to learn German this autumn, and to review legal books for Mr.
It says nothing in blank verse about the holiness of slaying a tyrant, but it is a step in the right direction.
If the review which took all phone-ins off air earlier this week means that in future viewers will have a clearer idea of what they are getting into, that's a step in the right direction.
Although recordkeeping agreements may not provide all of the answers (because the IRS will retain the ability to challenge on substantive grounds whether particular expenses qualify for the research credit), such agreements may be a step in the right direction for taxpayers looking for more assurance on their research credit documentation.
Condit (D-Ceres) in May 1997 is a step in the right direction, even though it fails to address most existing loopholes used in procuring confidential patient data.
While Best considers CIGNA's reserving action a step in the right direction and on a more conservative basis than before, the group and many of its peers have environmental/asbestos exposures that are likely to periodically require reserve additions for losses and loss adjustment expenses that will emerge for many years to come," said John H.