Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

follow through (on/with) (sth)

follow through on somethingfollow through with something
Meaning(s)
1) complete something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional MediumSocial
    • follow through on your promise
  • Analysis
    This expression is most commonly used in relation to completing an activity or process that you have promised that you will do. You follow through with something it means you see something through to completion, you finish it or oversee something being implemented. For that reason, it tends to be more regularly used in a professional environment. To 'follow-through' on something generally has positive connotations, often being associated with discipline, integrity, and hard work. 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Jack had no intention of following through on his promise, he just said it to make himself look good.
    2. I set an intention back in September and I intend to see it through.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. If you tell a customer that you will get back to them, then you need to follow through on that or else they will take their business elsewhere.
    2. It's good to see that Susan followed through on the idea she had. She really has a lot of get-up-and-go.
    3. Jane talks a good game, but she has no follow-through. We need someone who can walk the walk, not just talk the talk.
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