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bring (something) to the fore

To emphasize something or make it more noticeable. Be sure to bring this argument to the fore when you rewrite your paper. Discrepancies in the yearly budget report brought questions of corruption to the fore.
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come to the fore

To be emphasized or made more noticeable. This argument needs to come to the fore when you rewrite your paper. Questions of corruption came to the fore after the auditors found discrepancies in the yearly budget report.
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fore and aft

1. At the front and back of something. This phrase is nautical in origin, referring to the bow (located at the front) and the stern (located at the back) of a ship. We need to change the locks fore and aft, I'm afraid.
2. Everywhere; all over. There are people fore and aft—I'll never be able to find you!
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show foresight

To demonstrate consideration, anticipation, or preparation for what may happen or occur in the future. Considering that the cost of living is always going up, I think giving your employees regular raises shows a lot of foresight. You want to provide incentive for them to stay with the company. Your business proposal has got to show foresight if you want a shot at getting funding. These investors are looking for people who have thought through every eventuality.
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to the fore

At, in, or toward a position of emphasis, prominence, or importance; to the forefront. Discrepancies in the yearly budget report brought questions of corruption to the fore. The tennis legend came to the fore when she was just 15 years old.
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bring something to the fore

to move something forward; to make something more prominent or noticeable. All the talk about costs brought the question of budgets to the fore. The question of budget planning was brought to the fore.
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come to the fore

Fig. to become prominent; to become important. The question of salary has now come to the fore. Since his great successes as a prosecutor, he has really come to the fore in city politics.
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fore and aft

at the front and the back, usually of a boat or ship. They had to attach new lights fore and aft because the old ones were not bright enough to meet the new regulations. The captain ordered a watch stationed fore and aft.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fore and aft

Both front and back, everywhere, as in The children clung to the teacher fore and aft. This expression is nautical terminology for the bow, or front, and the stern, or back, of a vessel. Today it is also used more broadly. [First half of 1600s]
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to the fore

In, into, or toward a position of prominence, as in A new virtuoso pianist has come to the fore. [First half of 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

be/come to the ˈfore

(British English) (American English be at the ˈfore) be or become important and noticed by people; play an important part: She came very much to the fore in the area during the local campaign against the new bypass.
Fore means ‘front’.
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bring something to the ˈfore

make something become noticed by people: His political opinions have been brought to the fore recently, particularly after his television appearance last week.
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to the fore

In, into, or toward a position of prominence: A new virtuoso has come to the fore.
See also: fore, to
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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We hope that when guests come to our restaurants, they feel like they are in Italy,' said Fores.
STAR OF ITALY Margarita Fores flanked by her mother Maria Fores and Italian ambassador to the Philippines Giorgio Guglielmino
Chef Margarita Fores and Niki Yuri Na The main course was supposed to be served with Oscietra caviar, "but a friend shared beluga with me for La Prairie's caviar concept," said Fores, whose generosity made us diners feel very lucky indeed.
Fores' office for a meeting and would see several nuns in blue and white habits and simple slippers from the Missionaries of Charity (of Mother Teresa), a congregation that serves the poor all over the world, based in Tondo, Manila.
Etag, salted and smoked pork from Cordillera, will soon be incorporated in a fresh pasta dish, according to Fores.
Modena, which produces various world-renowned balsamic vinegars, is also located within the region, Fores shared.
Margarita Fores has developed throughout the years, a personal style that combines the tradition of Italy-a country where she took her first steps in the culinary field-with Filipino elements and local organic products, becoming a reference point for the world of both Filipino and Italian cuisines,' read Guglielmino.
Fores's father, a police officer, did not pursue an autopsy.
Her link to Filipino farmers has enabled Fores to create modern Italian dishes using indigenous ingredients, and likewise, Filipino dishes with Italian influences.
Fores says traveling keeps her updated on developments in the restaurant scene and foreign cuisine.
Fores and Brigliadori have been offering Artusi classes since Ascott BGC opened three years ago.
(Fores will also cook for Eye Society customers on Oct.
'I think it was a natural progression for me to partner with a hotel, create their menu and provide banquet services as I've been in the food business for 30 years,' said Fores.
Plans were already laid out for Malou Fores and her two girlfriends' European trip when a mammogram she 'dilly-dallied' getting showed she had stage 1 breast cancer.
After receiving the award as Asia's Best Female Chef for 2016 at the recent Asia's 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in Bangkok, Margarita Gaita Fores headed to Milan, Italy, to promote Filipino food.