Is there any idiom that means "go ahead with something"? I thought about "giving oneself the green light", "get a jump on something", but the first one is contrived and the second one means something partially different from "go ahead with something". Can you think of a good replacement for that idiom?

I wanted to go ahead with the idea of getting myself a breast implant.

I will weigh the benefits and consequences before going ahead with the idea of getting a nose surgery.

  • By "with the idea of..." do you mean exploring what's involved with the surgery, or proceeding with the actual surgery? Aug 16, 2019 at 17:06
  • proceeding with the actual surgery
    – aLex
    Aug 16, 2019 at 17:11
  • Idiomatically, press on [with something]. It's usually pointless verbiage to refer to the idea of [thing] rather than just thing, especially in a context where even getting myself is effectively optional / redundant "padding". Aug 16, 2019 at 17:12
  • Perhaps "I am going to have the breast implant." Or "I am going to proceed with the operation." Aug 16, 2019 at 17:19

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swing into action

To begin some activity with great enthusiasm, intensity, and speed.

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