pick up steam


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pick up steam

to improve at a quicker rate In the third month the campaign really started to pick up steam.
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pick up steam

  (American)
to start to be much more effective or successful In the third month the campaign really started to pick up steam. There are signs that the economy is picking up steam.
See also: pick, steam, up