to go ahead with

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - go ahead with

"to go ahead with"

to continue with something;

to continue with plans to do something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - go ahead with

A business meeting is in progress ...

Meeting Participant:  Excuse me everyone.  I just received a message that there is an emergency at home.  I'm afraid I'm going to have to go.  Please continue the meeting without me.

Meeting Leader:  Yes, that's fine.  Good luck with your emergency. Let's go ahead with the meeting, then.  What's next on the agenda?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - go ahead with

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I've really been looking forward to our camping trip this weekend.

Friend 2:  Me, too. What's the problem?

Friend 1:  Have you seen the weather forecast?

Friend 2:  It's only a forecast and the forecast says it might rain only slightly.

Friend 1:  So you think that we should go ahead with out camping plans anyways.

Friend 2:  Of course we should still continue with our plans. It's only a little rain.

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to go ahead with - Gerund Form:

Going ahead with plans despite opposition could be seen as brave.

to go ahead with - Examples:

1)  Washington can go ahead with its plans to build nuclear reactors everywhere.

2)  I agree with him that nothing can stop you if you just decide to go ahead with something you've conceived in your mind.

3)  After this discussion the Attorney General said he felt we should go ahead with the technical coverage on King on a trial basis.

4)  These items require lead time and Boeing did go ahead with production on the Chinese airframes.

5)  Those close to you will almost always point out why you shouldn't go ahead with what you have in mind.

6)  It must choose between going ahead with reform or taking China back to where it was in the mid-1990s.

7)  There has been no news since about whether the State Department is still going ahead with the purchase.

8)  I think going ahead with a project that the creators/workers think is worthwhile is a good way to go.

9)  I wonder why they're going ahead with building the 2nd Ave Subway since they're crying poverty.

10)  The city decides they are going ahead with the New York City Marathon.

11)  Despite their fierce objections, he seemingly goes ahead with the deal.

12)  For when the time comes to eat, each of you goes ahead with your own supper, and one goes hungry and another becomes drunk.

13)  He could allegedly be left without an invite if he goes ahead with his plans.

14)  If the BBC goes ahead with its removal of The Naked Scientists, the show will end in December.

15)  If the vendor knows that the land is unsuitable but still goes ahead with the sale - is that breaking any law?

16)  Why haven't you gone ahead with it, at least as a trial, by increasing the numbers significantly?

17)  The company building the pipeline has gone ahead with plans to keep a smaller-sized pipeline.

18)  Nick Clegg said he was disappointed that unions had gone ahead with strikes while negotiations were still going on.

19)  It was an extraordinarily close election, and yet he went ahead with his proposed tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

20)  It was unclear whether the two, who had been dating two months, went ahead with the wedding.