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in full swing

Well underway and continuing at a fast pace. If you're not coming home for Christmas, you need to tell mom because her planning is already in full swing. After a slow start, the convention is now in full swing.
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*in full swing

 and *in high gear
Fig. at the peak of activity; moving fast or efficiently. (*Typically: be ~; move [into] ~; get [into] ~.) In the summer months, things really get into full swing around here. We go skiing in the mountains each winter. Things are in high gear there in November.
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in full swing

Also, in full cry. In full operation, at the highest level of activity. For example, After the strike it would be some time before production was in full swing, or His supporters were out in full cry. The first expression, dating from the mid-1800s, alludes to the vigorous movement of a swinging body. The second employs full cry in the sense of "vigorous pursuit," a usage dating from the late 1500s that may be dying out.
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in full swing

COMMON If something is in full swing, it is operating fully or has already been happening for some time, rather than being in its early stages. Twelve days after the hurricane, officials say recovery efforts are at last in full swing. While I was in Dieppe, a national dog show and a jazz festival were in full swing. Note: You can also say that something gets into full swing. As we left, the St Patrick's Day celebrations were getting into full swing in Donegall Place.
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in full swing

(of an activity) proceeding vigorously.
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in full ˈswing

at the height of something such as an event, a party, an election, etc.; at the busiest or liveliest time: When we arrived at 10 o’clock, the party was already in full swing.The tourist season in London is in full swing at the moment.
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in full swing

At the highest level of activity or operation.
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References in classic literature ?
He's left th' gate at t' full swing, and Miss's pony has trodden dahn two rigs o' corn, and plottered through, raight o'er into t' meadow
When the ball is in full swing it will be time to draw them.
The fashionable world--tremendous orb, nearly five miles round--is in full swing, and the solar system works respectfully at its appointed distances.
Constitutionally shy of the direct approach, Raffles was further deterred by a ball in full swing at the Empress Rooms, whence potential witnesses were pouring between dances into the cool deserted street.
Full Swing Dance, formed in 2011 by Teesside University graduates Rachel Highfield and Laura Morgan, delivers classes of dance, fitness and performing arts across the region.
Construction work is in full swing and the contractor has so far completed 25 percent work at the site, while remaining work will hopefully be completed soon," Mir said while talking to reporter.
The ISPR spokesman informed on Sunday that operation of dropping rations bags containing flour, rice, pulses, cooking oil and other essential goods is in full swing in the drought hit area, which are inaccessible due to having no communication facility.
Summary: Seven months after Lebanon's Central Bank announced that it would set aside $400 million for startups, the program is in full swing with the bank touting the initiative to encourage budding businesses and with local venture capital firms using it to fund new Lebanese technology companies.
PESHAWAR -- against illegal use of electricity is in full swing through out the Province with out any discrimination .
11 ( ANI ): Preparations are in full swing for the upcoming International Film Festival of India which will be held here later this month.
WITH summer in full swing and the start of the school holidays just around the corner, luxury accommodation specialist Mallorca Farmhouses still has availability.
Event partners Rolls-Royce, Full Swing Golf and the Napa Valley Vintners will be present onsite.
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Summary: ABU DHABI - With less than three days to the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit, or WFES 2012, preparations are on in full swing at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
But he was stunned to see partygoers protecting their modesty with tiny towels and an orgy in full swing.