carry on

Meaning(s)

1. continue with an activity or task

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carry on as usual

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To carry on with something means to continue with it. You might ‘carry on’ with your work, ‘carry on’ with a program or plan or ask someone if you should ‘carry on’ with what you are doing. This is a common expression used in social and professional contexts.

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  1. The University moved quickly to dismiss rumours that the bad weather would delay the exams and urged students to carry on as usual unless told otherwise.
  2. I don't think I want to carry on studying maths I find science to be much more exciting.

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  1. Sorry, I need to leave the meeting to make an urgent phone call. Please feel free to carry on without me as I may be quite some time.
  2. The work you are doing on the conceptual side of the project is excellent, so I'd like you to carry on with that while I get on with sourcing prospective clients.

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