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  1. The acquisition of a large Industrial Hoses manufacturer in Turkey, while “stirring up a hornet’s nest,” brought to the forefront Turkish hard work, determination and pride. This results in a smooth and successful transition.
  2. The acquisition of a large Industrial Hoses manufacturer in Turkey, while “stirring up a hornet’s nest,” brought to the fore Turkish hard work, determination and pride. This results in a smooth and successful transition.

My question is whether here bring to the forefront means the same thing as bring to the fore. Is bring to the forefront a idiomatic way to say things or a made-up phrase?

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Forefront is a word, and the expression "bring to the forefront" is quite idiomatic. In fact, it is the example given along with the definition.

forefront - The leading or most important position or place.

"the issue has moved to the forefront of the political agenda"

"Forefront" is the very leading position, whereas "fore" means toward the front more generally. Something "brought to the fore" (which is not a very common phrase, at least in the USA) has been brought somewhat toward the front, while something "brought to the forefront" is now at the very front.

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