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step forward

1. To move toward a frontward position. The girl stepped forward to receive her award. A single person in the row stepped forward to
2. To identify or present oneself in order to provide information or volunteer to do something. I said that everyone would be punished if the perpetrator didn't confess, but no one stepped forward. We're hoping someone will step forward and volunteer to take over the project.
See also: forward, step

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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Then came Dr Alex - with no one stepping forward for him he got the opportunity to pick a partner and chose air hostess Laura.
Model Eyal was the fourth boy in and by far the most popular with three girls stepping forward for him.
WASHINGTON: Mainstream Syrian fighters are stepping forward to battle ISIS militants in greater numbers than U.S.
On the other hand, illegal immigrants are more interested in finding an employer who will pay them under the table, and less interested in stepping forward to a government office, signing a false affidavit of citizenship and residency and then stepping forward again to vote in a policed polling station.
General Mills is stepping forward to advance nutrition education in America by announcing that more than 100 million boxes of its Big G cereal brands will carry the new USDA food guide pyramid, now known as MyPyramid, along with important nutritional information.
Rather, the issue is the ethics of the prolonged silence that kept these erst-while "warriors" from stepping forward to be counted when it really mattered.