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[fol-oh-throo, -throo] /ˈfɒl oʊˌθru, -ˈθru/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Let us, for instance, examine these two statements with regard to the follow-through.

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  • Our staff artist caught him as he was shooting his first rock of the season, using the follow-through system.

  • One sometimes sees misguided golfers, or would-be golfers, practising their follow-through in a very theatrical manner.

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  • 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.

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  • If the follow-through were short and wrong it would indicate that the work during the impact was wrong too.

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  • The point, however, which I wish to refer to here specifically is in connection with the follow-through.

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  • It will be observed that he avoided it in dealing with the follow-through, but in this matter he makes the usual error.

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  • In this half shot the club is not swung so far back, nor is the follow-through continued so far at the finish.

  • If the balls are much more than a foot apart, the "follow-through method" of playing stymies is almost certain to fail.

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
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