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go forward

1. To move straight ahead. Just go forward a few more steps, and you'll be close enough to hit the piñata.
2. To continue or proceed, especially despite problems or challenges. Oh, we're going forward with our weekend plans—I refuse to let a little rain stop us! As we go forward, please keep me apprised of any changes.
3. To advance, as in a competition. We won't go forward in the playoffs if we don't start scoring more goals.
4. To be suggested or recommended for something. I don't think my name went forward for the promotion, unfortunately.
See also: forward, go
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go forward

v.
1. To move in the direction in which one is facing: I stepped on the accelerator and the car went forward.
2. To begin as planned: The demolition of the old building went forward despite protests from the local historical society.
3. To continue; make progress: We need to watch the budget for this project as we go forward.
4. To advance to the next in a sequence of levels: Whoever wins this competition will go forward to the final round. Only two of the contestants went forward.
5. To be passed on as a recommendation. Used especially of people's names: The names of three people went forward as possible candidates for president.
See also: forward, go
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Going forward, I hope all these smarmy expressions have a brief shelf life and die of their own repetition.
Volta said voters have twice approved the city going forward with its wastewater treatment plant project.
But despite the improvement, KPMG warned that income growth had been "lacklustre", adding that there was likely to be little new mortgage lending going forward due to the subdued state of the housing market.
Asked about dividends, Hylin said that Fred Olsen Production will hold capital in the company going forward to finance projects.
There was also a 3 per cent fall in the proportion of people who thought there would not be many jobs available going forward.
Just say the sentence as per normal and then, when you feel the urge to add 'going forward', simply stop.
The Exercise Commander's Challenge involved 100 soldiers who were tested on motivational and decision-making skills, with the best going forward to take on European competition next year.
The buildings, known as Morristown Plaza, have a long history of providing a first class location for legal, professional and financial services companies and the leasing program will be focused on these types of organizations going forward. As of January 1, 2007, 65,000 square feet of space will be available at the complex with a rare contiguous block of 54,000 square feet available at 163 Madison Avenue.
And, going forward, more analysts forecast that aluminum markets should continue to strengthen, although at a more modest level than other nonferrous metals.
Going forward, Chiba University plans to evaluate the prototype by cooperating with medical institutions.
While the number of people going forward for ordination has risen to one of the highest figures of the last 20 years, the increase is largely due to a 14 per cent increase in the number of women applying to become priests.
The cost estimators there, as well as at the air staff, put together a good cost estimate, and we're also enhancing our own organic cost estimating capability here at the product center, so going forward now as we initiate newer programs we hope to start off with the right pricing for that program and put in the right amount of management reserve.
I now want to focus on TAPPI's strategy going forward. We're going to be working hard to do our very best to live up to our vision and mission over the coming years.