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put forward

To suggest, offer, or propose someone or something for consideration. A noun or pronoun can be used between "put" and "forward." The newly elected mayor has put forward a number of plans for dealing with the housing crisis in the city. I was surprised to learn that my manager was putting me forward for the promotion.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

put someone or something forward

 
1. Lit. to move someone or something forward. The director put all the players forward during the last scene, leaving more room for the chorus to come on for the finale. Could you put your left foot forward a little?
2. Fig. to suggest someone or something; to advance the name of someone or something. I put Henry forward as a possible nominee. I would like to put forward a plan.
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put something forward

to state an idea; to advance an idea. Toward the end of the meeting, Sally put an idea forward. He put several suggestions forward.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

put forward

Propose for consideration, as in His attorney put forward a claim on the property, or They put me forward for the post of vice-chair. [Mid-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.

put forward

v.
1. To move something into a position in the front part of a thing or a region: There was no more room in the back of the boat, so we put the rest of the cargo forward.
2. To propose something; offer something for consideration: They put forward a proposal to increase teachers' salaries. We put two ideas forward, but both were rejected by the council.
3. To propose that someone be considered: The committee put forward two candidates as possible replacements for the retiring manager. After the battle, the captain put one of his officers forward for a medal.
4. To change the scheduled time of some event to an earlier time: They put the meeting forward from 4:00 to 2:30.
5. To postpone some event: We put the surprise party forward by an hour to make sure everyone could arrive on time.
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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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A report is expected to be presented to the Middlesbrough's Executive in the near future, putting forward details of a proposed scheme.
But the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) - responsible for putting forward names to the Prime Minister - would be given statutory authority to judge whether the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion was ready for a female Archbishop of Canterbury.
The EcoFin Council will also try to hammer out a compromise position in terms of the candidate Europe will be putting forward to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Julia Morrison, the council's head of school effectiveness, said at this stage the authority was jut putting forward its "starter for ten" ideas.
She said 100,000 leaflets have been distributed, seeking residents' views and ideas and putting forward possible options for four geographical areas.
"Among the issues he will be putting forward is the party's support for a parliament covering the whole of England, in line with the Scottish Parliament.