full-tilt boogie

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full-tilt boogie

1. adverb At the highest capacity or most extreme rate possible; rapidly, recklessly, or with full abandon. When I first bought the car, it was a total hunk of junk; but after a few months of work, it's now running full-tilt boogie. When the police showed up, everyone darted full-tilt boogie out of the house.
2. noun An extreme level of performance, capacity, or energy. We've reached a full-tilt boogie in the office, with everyone working extra hours to get the project off the ground.
See also: boogie
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But this live effort is knock-you-flat, 100-proof pure thanks to outtage- threatening blasts of Burnside's guitar, grandson Cedric's pounding drums and Kenny Brown's sinuous slide, all at full-tilt boogie.