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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 away at (something)

To work on or toward goal or task with great determination, diligence, and vigor. I've been forging away at my little business here for two years, and now I've really established myself within the community. The team has been forging away at their shot for a championship all year.
See also: away, forge

forge on

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

forge over

obsolete In sailing, to force one's ship over a sand bank or shallow place in a body of water by opening and filling all of the ship's sails. The captain knew it was a risky maneuver, but there was no way to proceed other than to forge over.
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forge ahead

or forge on
To continue moving forward or making progress: The reporters forged ahead with the investigation. The weary troops forged on despite the snow.
See also: ahead, forge
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It was some time later that a steam engine supplanted the water wheel operating at the Lye Forge and even then the odd "helve" continued its rhythmical resonance for many years.
Lye Forge initially made farm implements, traces for draught wagons, horseshoes, nails and equipment for soldiers, such as swords and breastplates.
Only 100 paces from the banks of the River Stour, the mill and the forge used water for power and the location was ideal.
The company was born in 1697 when Zachary Downing converted a corn mill into a blacksmith's forge and called it Lye Forge after the name of the village in which it was sited.
Electrical supervisor Mr Sam Taylor, who has worked at the forge for 43 years, said he felt "gutted" by the announcement.
"Ten years ago, a lot of investment went into Somers Forge of Halesowen and it looks as though most of the work will go there.
Last night, workers were struggling coming to terms with the closure of the forge where many had spent all their working life.
They were impressive, but they pale in comparison to the output of the ultra-heavy forges that have been built in other countries over the past few decades.
Since then, that supplier, Japan Steel Works, quadrupled its capabilities, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction in Korea and several Chinese ultra-heavy forging facilities came online, and the Areva Creusot Forge is doubling its capability from production of one to slightly more than two RV sets per year.
"Press size varies, especially in the distance between the dies," said Al Robertson, vice president of marketing and sales at Lehigh Heavy Forge in Bethlehem, Pa.
"In an open-die forge, the metal is free to move in one of three directions," said Kamnikar.
After rough shaping in the forge, the metal is "heat treated to get the balance between strength and ductility," Kamnikar said.
Working with ingots of that size requires an "ultra-heavy" forge. And it is work that by necessity will be done outside the United States, because the U.S.