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step forward

 
1. Lit. to move forward one step or several steps. The volunteer stepped forward. I stepped forward and someone moved up behind me immediately.
2. Fig. to volunteer to present important information. When I go into court, I will have to step forward and present evidence. It is my civic duty. If you have information to present, you should step forward and seek recognition to do so.
See also: forward, step
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Since I personally have neither the education nor the experience to really perceive the crucial differences between the Torah, Bible and Koran, you can be sure I would not be raising my hand to step forward.
We are delighted that the sale has now been completed and it is another step forward for the development, which will bring significant health benefits for people in Northumberland and North Tyneside.
I have a lot of confidence in Kawasaki and the track which I feel are restricting performance this would be a big step forward for us in the final results.
Unfortunately it seems like one step forward, and two steps back.
I believe that it is my duty at this critical time to step forward and do what I have asked of others.
Also, step forward two unbelievably precocious 18-year-olds from Gwent: Becky James, the cycling sprint ace who got two silvers, and Sean McGoldrick, the bantamweight silver medallist from Newport, who beat the Olympic bronze medallist from the Beijing Games on his way to the final and lost the gold only on countback.
He said: "Louis Romanet says Britain and Ireland should make a step forward, but where are they going to move to?
One Step Forward, One Step Back is inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy but will respond to the cathedral's interior, while looking to the city beyond and asking the question "what is paradise?
This vital step forward to establish commercial air service at Palmdale Regional Airport illustrates the federal government's confidence in the airport's future success,'' Antonovich said.
On the rise in robbery revealed in official crime statistics last week, Dr Reid said: "At the moment the growth rate has mainly been in mobile phones but of course I'm hoping that this will be the first large step forward in combating the growth in robberies of modern technological equipment.
This announcement marks another huge step forward in the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan," Chairman Gargano said of the inducement.
This breakthrough may represent a critical step forward in accelerating the production of enough vaccine in a short enough time to prevent massive loss of life.
If you have seen your culture accurately portrayed in church books and resources take a step forward," Clarence Randell of the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador told members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) who had been instructed to stand in line and hold hands outside the session hall of the Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre.
Still, the Civil Partnership Act at least is a big step forward, isn't it?
We took two steps forward on Rockefeller reform last December, and we're talking another step forward today, but we have another good 10 steps to go," said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit group that aims for changes in national drug policy.