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    going forward used to say 'in the future' or 'from now on' in a way that is often redundant because you are talking about the future anyway

    We've benefited from having him and we'd like to do that going forward.

    Your organization needs to define a strategy for using the web going forward.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/11/2016
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