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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
1895-1900
1895-1900; noun use of verb phrase follow through
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  • Worse, there is no discussion with the line manager about implications or follow-through.
  • The prime minister has earned something of a reputation for grand gestures and promises with little follow-through.
  • The eighth was waved off because he stepped over the line on his follow-through.
  • Clients expect follow-through when they've paid for your products or services.
  • Chen chipped out of the rough and knocked the ball with his club on the follow-through, costing him two strokes.
  • But, as with everything else she does, there's nowhere near enough follow-through.
British Dictionary definitions for follow-through

follow through

verb (adverb)
1.
(sport) to complete (a stroke or shot) by continuing the movement to the end of its arc
2.
(transitive) to pursue (an aim) to a conclusion
noun
3.
(sport)
  1. the act of following through
  2. the part of the stroke after the ball has been hit
4.
the completion of a procedure, esp after a first action
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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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