Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

the (way forward)

the way forward
Meaning(s)
1) the best option or solution available
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    • figure out the best way forward
  • Analysis

    The 'way forward' refers to the right course of action or way of progressing with a plan or project. The 'way forward' is similar to saying 'the way ahead' or the expression 'the right way to go'. This phrase is often used to express an opinion in a formal or business setting but it can be used in social contexts too.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I've tried contacting Laura on numerous occasions but she won't even speak to me. Is there a way forward from here? I really don't know.
    2. I think internet-connected devices in homes are the way forward. You can control so many things from afar and monitor your home.
    3. Cycling to work is the way forward for me. I arrived early and felt refreshed and awake.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. There's no point getting ourselves worked up about this setback. We need to have a meeting to figure out the best way forward.
    2. I think that hiring young, ambitious employees is the way forward for this business.
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