follow up

Idioms & Phrases

follow up

  1. Carry to completion. For example, I'm following up their suggestions with concrete proposals. Also see follow through.

  2. Increase the effectiveness or enhance the success of something by further action. For example, She followed up her interview with a phone call. [Late 1700s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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