press on

phrasal verb
pressed on; pressing on; presses on

Definition of press on

1 : to continue moving forward in a forceful or steady way The troops pressed on in spite of the snow.
2 : to continue to do something especially in a determined way Now that we have answered that question, let's press on.

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“Press on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/press%20on. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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