on all cylinders
phrasal with maximum effort or intensity ; at full capacity or speed <
the economy is running on all cylinders
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on all cylinders — ▪ Working at full strength or perfectly ▪ In good working order ● cylinder * * * on all cylinders informal : with the greatest possible amount of effort, power, or speed : at full capacity or speed The economy is running on all cylinders. The… …   Useful english dictionary

  • firing on all cylinders — phrase putting a lot of energy and effort into doing something The team managed to record a crucial victory without firing on all cylinders. Thesaurus: energetic and livelysynonym Main entry: fire * * * firing on all (four) cylinders …   Useful english dictionary

  • run on all cylinders — 1. in. to run well and smoothly. □ This department is running n all cylinders now. □ My plan is now running on all cylinders. 2. in. to operate sensibly and intelligently. □ Pay attention to what you are doing. Start running on all cylinders …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hit on all cylinders — {v. phr.} 1. To run smoothly or at full power without any missing or skipping. Said of a motor. * /The mechanic tuned the car engine until it was hitting on all cylinders./ 2. {informal} To think or work well; to use all your ability. * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit on all cylinders — {v. phr.} 1. To run smoothly or at full power without any missing or skipping. Said of a motor. * /The mechanic tuned the car engine until it was hitting on all cylinders./ 2. {informal} To think or work well; to use all your ability. * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit\ on\ all\ cylinders — v. phr. 1. To run smoothly or at full power without any missing or skipping. Said of a motor. The mechanic tuned the car engine until it was hitting on all cylinders. 2. informal To think or work well; to use all your ability. The football team… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • firing on all cylinders — operating as powerfully and effectively as possible. Doctors say Mary will be firing on all cylinders after two months of physical therapy. Usage notes: based on the literal meaning of a car engine using all of its cylinders the parts that… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fire on all cylinders — If something is firing on all cylinders, it is going as well as it could …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • working on all cylinders — working/firing on all ˈcylinders idiom (informal) using all your energy to do sth; working as well as possible Main entry: ↑cylinderidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire on all cylinders —    If something is firing on all cylinders, it is going as well as it could.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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