follow through on (something)

follow through on (something)

1. To engage in an action or complete some task that one said or implied one would do. If you told her you'd help her move, then you need to follow through on it. His problem is that he never follows through on all his ambitious plans.
2. In sports, to fully complete a motion or stroke (such as when shooting a basketball or swinging a golf club, for example). You didn't follow through on your swing—that's why the ball didn't travel farther.
See also: follow, on, through
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