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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

moving quickly forward In Moscow, a building boom is in full swing.
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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

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.