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step forward

 
1. Lit. to move forward one step or several steps. The volunteer stepped forward. I stepped forward and someone moved up behind me immediately.
2. Fig. to volunteer to present important information. When I go into court, I will have to step forward and present evidence. It is my civic duty. If you have information to present, you should step forward and seek recognition to do so.
See also: forward, step
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This is a huge step forward in our pursuit of progressing research from the lab to the clinic in a timely manner in order to provide patients with effective stem cell-based therapies," said Thomas C.
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Take a Step Forward is the theme for the week and the university's events are aimed at new and aspiring entrepreneurs who are ready to move to the next stage in developing their business plans.
Unfortunately it seems like one step forward, and two steps back.
Adams told republican supporters: "In the past I have asked people to step forward and show leadership.
Step forward Jazz Carlin from Swansea, who picked up two medals in the freestyle swimming.
But, having described harmonisation of the rules as "an absolute priority", with interference the top priority, stunned some by adding: "If Britain and Ireland do not make a step forward, we will never reach harmonisation.
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The inspection is a big step forward from last year, when inspectors gave the school a notice to improve.
This is an exciting step forward in bringing commercial air service back to Palmdale,'' Ledford said.
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This announcement marks another huge step forward in the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan," Chairman Gargano said of the inducement.
It would be a very big step forward and a significant change," chief executive Belinda Phipps said.
If you have seen your culture accurately portrayed in church books and resources take a step forward," Clarence Randell of the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador told members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) who had been instructed to stand in line and hold hands outside the session hall of the Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre.