At the fore
Fore Fore, n. The front; hence, that which is in front; the future. [1913 Webster]

{At the fore} (Naut.), at the fore royal masthead; -- said of a flag, so raised as a signal for sailing, etc.

{To the fore}. (a) In advance; to the front; to a prominent position; in plain sight; in readiness for use. (b) In existence; alive; not worn out, lost, or spent, as money, etc. [Irish] ``While I am to the fore.'' --W. Collins. ``How many captains in the regiment had two thousand pounds to the fore?'' --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


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  • (be) at the fore — be/come to the ˈfore idiom (BrE) (NAmE be at the ˈfore) to be/become important and noticed by people; to play an important part • She has always been to the fore at moments of crisis. • …   Useful english dictionary

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  • to the fore — adverb (or adjective) 1. a. : within call b. : in a still surviving state : alive 2. : in available or ready condition used of money, credit, or other resources 3 …   Useful english dictionary

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  • come to the fore — verb make oneself visible; take action (Freq. 1) Young people should step to the fore and help their peers • Syn: ↑step forward, ↑come forward, ↑step up, ↑step to the fore, ↑come out • …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) to the fore — be/come to the ˈfore idiom (BrE) (NAmE be at the ˈfore) to be/become important and noticed by people; to play an important part • She has always been to the fore at moments of crisis. • …   Useful english dictionary

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