American Idioms and Expressions

Carry Through With (something) Idiom

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carry through with (something)
What does carry through with (something) mean?
to put a plan into actionThe company carried through with its plan to open a new factory.
carry through with (something)
What does carry through with (something) mean?
to put something into action, to do somethingThe steel company carried through with their plan to restructure operations.

Some Random Idioms
push a product
What does "push a product" mean?
to promote a product The soap company is now pushing their new product.

change horses in midstream
What does "change horses in midstream" mean?
to make new plans or choose a new leader in an activity that has already begunThey have decided to change lawyers but I told them that they should not change horses in midstream.
make headway
What does "make headway" mean?
to make progressWe have been bargaining hard all week and we are making headway with the new agreement.
Game on
What does "Game on" mean?
When someone says 'Game on!', it means that they are accepting a challenge or ready to get something done.
Rome wasn't built in a day
What does "Rome wasn't built in a day" mean?
it takes time and hard work to complete a difficult jobRome was not built in a day and the government officials realized that it was going to take many years to rebuild the old area of the city.
by any means
What does "by any means" mean?
by any way possibleWe decided to try to find a computer to use by any means.
round-robin meeting/discussion/debate
What does "round-robin meeting/discussion/debate" mean?
a meeting or discussion in which each person in a group takes partWe had a round-robin panel discussion on what we could do to help protect the environment.
What does "first-run" mean?
new, shown for the first timeThere are many first-run movies that I have not seen yet.
see the sights
What does "see the sights" mean?
to see the important things in a placeWe stopped downtown during our holiday so that we could see the sights.
hundred to one chance/shot
What does "hundred to one chance/shot" mean?
a small chance that is not likely to bring successMy friend only has a hundred to one shot at getting the job that he has applied for.
cut a deal
What does "cut a deal" mean?
to make a business arrangement or contract with someone I was able to cut a deal with the contractor and we paid very little for our new kitchen.

Turn the corner
What does "Turn the corner" mean?
To get over a bad run. When a loss making venture ceases to make losses, it has "turned the corner".


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