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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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and In Full Swing feature the same trio, O'Connor accompanied by John Burr on stand-up bass and the inimitable Frank Vignola on guitar.