into overdrive

into overdrive

into a condition of hard work and effectiveness The staff went into overdrive, trying to get the software ready for release on Monday. There are times when you think this show is going to shift into overdrive, but it never does.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form in overdrive: Law enforcement agencies are in overdrive preparing for the summit meeting.
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The researchers suspect that the binding of HIV-complement complexes to B cells also explains why these immune cells go into overdrive.
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