- the completion of a motion, as in the stroke of a tennis racket.
- the portion of such a motion after the ball has been hit.
- the act of continuing a plan, project, scheme, or the like to its completion.
Origin of follow-through
First recorded in 1895–1900; noun use of verb phrase follow through
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Examples from the Web for follow-through
But he has been relatively much less impressive in the follow-through.How Obama Flubbed His Missile Message
September 18, 2009
Let us, for instance, examine these two statements with regard to the follow-through.
Our staff artist caught him as he was shooting his first rock of the season, using the follow-through system.The Beaver, Vol. I, No. 4, January 1921
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One sometimes sees misguided golfers, or would-be golfers, practising their follow-through in a very theatrical manner.
I think that Vardon's follow-through in his put is now not so low as it was, and the consequence is that his putting has improved.
If the follow-through were short and wrong it would indicate that the work during the impact was wrong too.
Word Origin and History for follow-through
1897, of golf swings, from verbal phrase follow through. Figurative use from 1926.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper