follow through on/with


: to complete (an activity or process that has been started)
He doesn't follow through on his good intentions.
We feared they would follow through on/with their threat.
sports : to complete a stroke or swing
You should follow through on your backhand.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Critics say the failure to follow through on the hiring poses an opportunity to revisit the entire plan, saying that the crackdown has been effective even without aggressive enforcement. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2023 Harris was listed as an organ donor, and his family is working with the hospital to follow through on his request, Bianco said. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2023 Musk first agreed to buy Twitter last April before trying to back out from the deal, setting forth a messy legal saga that ultimately resulted in Musk agreeing to follow through on the original $44 billion terms of the acquisition in October. Derek Saul, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Read on for a timeline of how criticism of the courts has evolved over a century and how people in power have largely failed to follow through on recommendations for reform. Joe Mahr, Chicago Tribune, 9 Apr. 2023 But competitors argue that investing heavily in Intel could be a risky bet for the U.S. government, and some Biden administration officials have questioned whether Intel can follow through on its plans to catch up to its competitors technologically. Don Clark, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2023 The low point came in the fall of 2021, when progressives in the House withheld their support for a bipartisan infrastructure deal on the suspicion that moderates in the Senate would not follow through on a social-policy bill. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 1 Feb. 2023 Once signed, the agreement would allow Israel to quickly follow through on its commitment to sell gas to the European Union, which is searching for new energy sources following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions on Moscow. Dov Lieber, WSJ, 11 Oct. 2022 They were disclosed as part of Twitter’s lawsuit to make Musk follow through on his $54.20-per-share offer, which is slated to go to trial in Delaware Chancery Court later this month. Lisa Fleisher, Fortune, 4 Oct. 2022 See More

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“Follow through on/with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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