high gear
noun Date: 1896 1. high 3b 2. a state of intense or maximum activity — usually used with into or in <
a project in high gear
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  • high gear — {n. phr.}, {informal} Top speed; full activity. * /Production got into high gear after the vacation./ * /An advertising campaign for the new toothpaste promptly moved into high gear./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high gear — {n. phr.}, {informal} Top speed; full activity. * /Production got into high gear after the vacation./ * /An advertising campaign for the new toothpaste promptly moved into high gear./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high\ gear — n. phr. informal top speed; full activity. Production got into high gear after the vacation. An advertising campaign for the new toothpaste promptly moved into high gear …   Словарь американских идиом

  • high gear — top speed, full activity The preparations for his visit have been going in high gear all week …   Idioms and examples

  • high gear — The top gear or the cruising gear of a transmission. It is usually the highest number, i.e., fifth gear of a five speed transmission …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • high gear — noun a gear that causes a wheeled vehicle to move fast …   English new terms dictionary

  • high gear — great number of motor rotations per minute; expression which describes an especially stormy mood or great efforts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in/into high gear — see ↑high gear • • • Main Entry: ↑gear in/into high gear : in or into a state of great or intense activity The project is now in high gear. [=(Brit) top gear] Fuel prices are expected to rise as the summ …   Useful english dictionary

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