look ahead

phrasal verb
looked ahead; looking ahead; looks ahead

Definition of look ahead

: to think about what will happen in the future The past year has been successful and, looking ahead, we expect to do even better in the coming months. often + toLooking ahead to next year, we expect to be even more successful.

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“Look ahead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look%20ahead. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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