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full blast

The maximum level. It's so cold that I had the heat in my car going at full blast.
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full blast

Also, at full blast. At full power, with great energy; also, as loud as possible. For example, The committee is working full blast on the plans, or The fanfare featured the trumpets at full blast. This expression transfers the strong currents of air used in furnaces to anything being done at full power. [Late 1700s]
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full blast

COMMON If something is on or happening full blast, it is on or happening as loudly or as much as possible. Adam turned the heater on full blast. The radio was playing full blast. Note: People often also say that something is on or happening at full blast. Playing Coldplay albums at full blast is hardly going to help now, is it?
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(at) full ˈblast

with great noise, power, speed, etc: Tom had his radio on at full blast — it was deafening.The heating was on full blast all day.
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full blast

mod. as strongly as possible. He honked the horn full blast for a long time.
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full blast

At full speed, volume, or capacity: turned the radio up full blast.
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