(at) full tilt
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(at) full tilt
As fast as something or someone can go. Once Tom caught the ball, he took off at full tilt toward the end zone. I started feeling nauseous on the way home because Kelly was driving full tilt on a windy highway.
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full tilt, at
As fast or forcefully as possible, as in Running full tilt on that very uneven ground, she was bound to trip and fall or Trying to keep up with new orders, the factory was running at full tilt. Originally referring to the combatants' thrust of a sword or lance, this term has been used figuratively since about 1700.
See also: full
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(at) full tiltwith maximum energy or force; at top speed.
1912 Edith Wharton Letter Just after we left Modena a crazy coachman drove full tilt out of a side road.
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at full tilt
At full speed: a tank moving at full tilt.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.