Meaning of forge ahead in English:

forge ahead

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phrasal verb

  • Take the lead or make good progress.

    ‘it may be that exports are forging ahead whilst home sales sag’
    • ‘Human history is a history of progress - of forging ahead and improving our lot by changing our circumstances, not accommodating to them.’
    • ‘The needs and concerns of local residents must always remain paramount in such a situation - but if York is to progress, to forge ahead as a modern city, then difficult decisions will sometimes have to be made.’
    • ‘Amid the present climate of cutbacks and uncertainty in the arts, Garter Lane is especially proud of its ability to progress and forge ahead with both of these new initiatives.’
    • ‘We are obviously going to be careful that we don't grow too fast as the people we bring in have to be the best in the market and deliver the best possible services, but we are still forging ahead.’
    • ‘It may be that men find it difficult living with a woman who's forging ahead.’
    • ‘This year, detections and arrests are up, crime is down and we are forging ahead.’
    • ‘But while urban areas like York and Harrogate are forging ahead, the economic performance of many other areas within North Yorkshire falls below the regional average.’
    • ‘Teams like Argentina, Canada, Samoa and even Korea are forging ahead, developing specialist sevens squads capable of winning a World Sevens Series title before too long.’
    • ‘They would soon feel reinvigorated because each volume recalls the time when Britain's railways were forging ahead, powered not so much by coal as by self-confidence.’
    • ‘Work is also forging ahead on preparing the services and roads ready for the vastly-changed city in the £22 million Connecting the City scheme.’
    • ‘‘We are still forging ahead and working towards making a deal,’ said the prospective bidder's spokesman.’
    • ‘As work forges ahead at Solstice Park, the Amesbury Property Company has secured the 160-acre business park's first three occupiers.’
    • ‘After our goal we fell victim to a common phenomenon when one team forges ahead in such a closely fought game - we fell back a little.’
    • ‘But the class of Leeds City, who have several semi-pro players on their books and are two leagues above York, soon started to tell as they forged ahead despite good work by man of the match Sam Knight in the City goal.’
    • ‘In his report he stated the risks of failure were unacceptably high if they forged ahead with the scheme which would require around £217,000 in spending between now and March 2006.’
    • ‘However, with sheer determination, the company has forged ahead through the management of a sound business plan which was formulated with the help of Business Link North Manchester.’
    • ‘But after being 13-4 down they forged ahead 17-13 to leave Scarborough needing a four to tie on the last end.’
    • ‘Anyway, despite the lack of quality shopping I forged ahead and did my best to help boost Japan's economy (I like to help where I can).’
    • ‘Murphy edged into a 2-lead after a scrappy first frame, but after settling was able to find his potting range and put friendship aside as he forged ahead.’
    • ‘In a bid to crack down on nuisance youths and anti-social behaviour, often fuelled by alcohol, police have forged ahead with the plan.’
    advance rapidly, progress quickly, make swift progress, increase speed, put a spurt on
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