take something further

take (something) further

To advance an action, argument, or complaint to a higher level or more serious degree. To avoid having the ex-employee take the lawsuit any further, the company offered a settlement many believe to be worth several million dollars. I intend to take this matter further with the board of directors if you are unwilling to tender your resignation here and now.
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take something ˈfurther

take more serious action about something or speak to somebody at a higher level about it: I am not satisfied with your explanation and I warn you that I intend to take the matter further.
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