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follow-through

[fol-oh-throo, -throo] /ˈfɒl oʊˌθru, -ˈθru/
noun
1.
the completion of a motion, as in the stroke of a tennis racket.
2.
the portion of such a motion after the ball has been hit.
3.
the act of continuing a plan, project, scheme, or the like to its completion.
Origin of follow-through
1895-1900
1895-1900; noun use of verb phrase follow through
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  • In this half shot the club is not swung so far back, nor is the follow-through continued so far at the finish.

  • One sometimes sees misguided golfers, or would-be golfers, practising their follow-through in a very theatrical manner.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • I think that Vardon's follow-through in his put is now not so low as it was, and the consequence is that his putting has improved.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • The point, however, which I wish to refer to here specifically is in connection with the follow-through.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • It will be observed that he avoided it in dealing with the follow-through, but in this matter he makes the usual error.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • If the balls are much more than a foot apart, the "follow-through method" of playing stymies is almost certain to fail.

  • If the follow-through were short and wrong it would indicate that the work during the impact was wrong too.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • A punch with "follow-through" fit to knock out ninety-nine men out of a hundred.

    In the Orbit of Saturn Roman Frederick Starzl
  • Its position rather affected my follow-through, so that I duffed my stroke and lost the hole.

Word Origin and History for follow-through
n.

1897, of golf swings, from verbal phrase follow through. Figurative use from 1926.

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