shift gears

shift gears

also switch gears
to suddenly change what you are doing I'd like to shift gears now and talk about a personal concern.
Etymology: based on the idea that a vehicle will change speed when you change gears (machine parts)
See also: gear, shift
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As state-level health information exchanges shift gears from grant-funded to self-sustaining, many are finding that the needs of their state Medicaid agencies are driving their agendas.
One need only listen to songs such as "Spin the World" and "Ride Out" to realize that this is a band willing to shift gears suddenly and without warning, making exploring each song a surprise.
Also, don't be afraid to completely shift gears if necessary.
Equipped with "intelligent drive" technology--when the loader is driven into a pile of material, speed is automatically reduced without the operator needing to shift gears Visit www.
Machines are equipped with "intelligent drive" technology--when the loader is driven into a pile of material, speed is automatically reduced without the operator needing to shift gears.
An award-winning Lakehead University researcher says the forestry sector needs to shift gears into value-added products and better promote itself as something more than a "sunset industry.
Some felt their discounts with providers were eroding, and they tried to shift gears and look for ways on the utilization side that they could add value, but in ways that avoided less targeted approaches to care management that characterized the early days of managed care.
The Kubota M105X and M125X tractor system enables the tractor to automatically shift gears by monitoring engine performance.
If you want to shift gears and transition from forest to tropics, plant skyward-growing palms or tall, clumping bamboo.
This transition will inevitably involve an interim correction as equity and bond markets shift gears from being driven by excess liquidity to earnings and economic fundamentals.
Kicking off a wave of new innovation would mean that government and the education sector need to shift gears and get serious about creating a climate in which companies want to take risks and can find the best minds.
Then you're stuck with a vehicle that won't shift gears.
Yet we also want to shift gears and look sideways, to get inspired by artistic work that amuses, engages, and captures people of color in all their irrepressible wholeness--not just as the targets of this or that oppression.
We're going to have to shift gears radically to study consciousness effectively," Lloyd says.
Many developers who had bet on Intel-flavored InfiniBand subsequently lost their funding or tried to shift gears.