be going gangbusters

be going gangbusters

To be happening with a lot of energy, enthusiasm, or success. Primarily heard in US. Our offense was going gangbusters in the second period—that's how we were able to overwhelm the other team.
See also: gangbuster, going

be going gangbusters

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If something is going gangbusters, it is having a very successful period. Although the company's cable operations are going gangbusters, its finances are still shaky. Their economy has been going gangbusters, with gross domestic product growth of 8 per cent or so most years. Note: You can also say that someone or something does something like gangbusters, meaning very successfully. He has recently published a book of poems, which is selling like gangbusters. Note: A gangbuster is someone, especially a police officer, whose job is to break up criminal gangs.
See also: gangbuster, going
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While SPB may not be going gangbusters, Avaya says components of VENA -- such as switch clustering, "enhanced" Shortest Path Bridging,wirelessnetworking, network access control, and network management- are being picked up by customers.
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Overall, things seem to be going gangbusters in our world, so it is an important time to stop and consider what all this growth means and how we sustain it.
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