in full cry


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in full cry

mainly BRITISH
If someone or something is in full cry, they are doing something very actively. As we left, a jazz band was in full cry. It's quite shocking to be confronted by a press pack in full cry. Note: This expression refers to the noise made by a pack of hounds when they see the animal they are hunting.
See also: cry, full

in full cry

expressing an opinion loudly and forcefully.
Full cry originated and is still used as a hunting expression referring to a pack of hounds all baying in pursuit of their quarry.
See also: cry, full

in full ˈcry

chasing or attacking something with a lot of noise and enthusiasm: The newspapers are in full cry over this new banking scandal.The government is having difficulties, and its critics are in full cry again.
This idiom refers to hounds (= hunting dogs) and the noise they make when they are chasing a fox.
See also: cry, full

in full cry

In hot pursuit, as hounds hunting.
See also: cry, full