take (something) further

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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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The police took Samiah in their custody and said once the medical examination is completed then the matter will be taken further.
Summary: The Dubai Municipality has taken further steps for the overall welfare of its 11,000 employees from around 50 nationalities.
They will be taken further north for disposal, once vets and pathologists have completed their work to determine what caused the pod of whales to end up on dry land.
On one occasion, I followed the man's Range Rover and noted its registration number, but after taking advice, decided that the matter could not be taken further.
Lanxess AG has taken further steps to streamline its global production network and reduce operating costs in the face of the economic crisis and competitive business environment.
The report, which examines Israel's attack on Gaza in December 2008/January 2009, was endorsed by the UN General Assembly in October, but there is a danger that its recommendations of prosecutions for alleged war crimes will be ignored if it is not taken further.
The firm added it had already taken further Government orders since it last updated the stock market.
The firm said it had already taken further Government orders since it last updated the stock market and has also pledged to donate 50m doses to the World Health Organisation to help tackle the flu pandemic.
The winning team now has the opportunity to make it all the way to the national UK finals and the chance of winning pounds 3,000 for the College and for their idea to be taken further.
The court heard how one alleged victim made a police statement in 1993, but the allegation was not taken further until more complaints were made about the defendant.
We've taken further action for improved top- and bottom-line results.
More than 40 students have taken further mathematics this year through the centre.
An impressive piece of work that, hopefully, will be taken further, even to include contemporary designed landscapes.
Welsh business success story Admiral has taken further steps on the international trail.
But, he expressed concern that Israel has not taken further steps.