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forge ahead

To proceed with something. The start of my presentation did not go as I had hoped, but I had to just forge ahead and keep talking.
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forge ahead

or forge on
v.
To continue moving forward or making progress: The reporters forged ahead with the investigation. The weary troops forged on despite the snow.
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Carlisle had forged ahead in the 14th minute when Joe Garner headed in Jeff Smith's pinpoint corner.
Mansfield forged ahead against the run of play when Ince spilled Simon Brown's centre under pressure from Gritton, who simply poked home the winner.
The company behind Basil Brush and Postman Pat programmes has forged ahead with extended distribution rights to the Barbie film franchise in the UK and Eire.
The real estate market for luxury residential properties forged ahead early this spring as the demand throughout Manhattan remains much higher than the supply.
The visitors forged ahead in the 37th minute when Martyn Chalk's free-kick was headed on by Tim Edwards and Futcher finished off from close range.
In the pick-up sector the Japanese maker forged ahead to achieve a massive 44.97 per cent share - an increase of more than 32 per cent on July last year and sold over 50 per cent more pick-ups then their closest rival, Ford.
But one African American investment group has forged ahead and now has majority interest in a minor league hockey team.
Crystal, former head of the pulmonary branch at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Md., and his colleagues have forged ahead, inserting a healthy version of the CF gene into lung cells.
Torquay forged ahead before the interval when Craig Taylor headed in Lee Mansell's cross.
But Boston refused to let their heads drop and forged ahead once again just before the break when Elding hit a volley past James Spencer.
Second Division Bury forged ahead again on 67 minutes through Adrian Littlejohn.