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in full swing

Well underway and continuing at a fast pace. If you're not coming home for Christmas, you need to tell Mom because her planning is already in full swing. After a slow start, the convention is now in full swing.
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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

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

COMMON If something is in full swing, it is operating fully or has already been happening for some time, rather than being in its early stages. Twelve days after the hurricane, officials say recovery efforts are at last in full swing. While I was in Dieppe, a national dog show and a jazz festival were in full swing. Note: You can also say that something gets into full swing. As we left, the St Patrick's Day celebrations were getting into full swing in Donegall Place.
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in full swing

(of an activity) proceeding vigorously.
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in full ˈswing

at the height of something such as an event, a party, an election, etc.; at the busiest or liveliest time: When we arrived at 10 o’clock, the party was already in full swing.The tourist season in London is in full swing at the moment.
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in full swing

At the highest level of activity or operation.
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in full swing

Vigorously active. Various etymologists to the contrary, this term comes from a sixteenth-century use of swing for the course of a career or period of time. The only modern vestige of this meaning is in the cliché, which has survived. Indeed, it was already a cliché when George Meredith wrote (Evan Harrington, 1861), “A barrister in full swing of practice.”
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References in classic literature ?
Carefully, first feeling about him in the darkness to know that the full swing of his arm was clear, he raised the chunk of wood and threw it.
The campaign had begun during Martin's enforced absence, and was already in full swing. She was making a point of having at the house men who were doing things.
Two minutes later the English lesson was in full swing.
In proportion as they redoubled the exorcisms he redoubled the temptations; so that day and night the bell was ringing full swing, announcing the extreme desire for mortification which the penitent experienced.
The New York police was speedily hard at work, and a foolish contest in full swing between impassioned citizens resolved to keep the flag flying, and irritated and worried officers instructed to pull it down.
'He's left th' gate at t' full swing, and Miss's pony has trodden dahn two rigs o' corn, and plottered through, raight o'er into t' meadow!
SIALKOT -- The campaign for annual election of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) was in full swing currently.
The refurbishment of the station is in full swing and is scheduled to be completed by October this year.
Palatine Township Elementary District 15 has roughly $5 million in summer construction work that's in full swing.
The new simulator, made by Full Swing Golf, will be in a 400-square-foot private practice lounge in the existing space at 7011 Allentown Blvd.
He was informed that work on 60 km long section was complete while work on the remaining portions was underway in full swing. The Chief Minister said that Swat Expressway was flagship project of PTI government that would give boost economic and tourism activities besides providing a comfortable mode of travelling to commuters from Swabi to Chakdarra
Summary: Work is going on in full swing at India Gate, New Delhi for developing a National War Memorial.
District Health Officer Dr Zeeshan told media persons on Sunday that as the monsoon trough is in full swing and Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast more rains during the month ,he appealed to the public to be careful during monsoon, as monsoons reduce the immunity of body and make it susceptible to many diseases, which are commonly associated with this season.
Summary: UAE-based Azizi Developments announced that work is in full swing at its AED 780 million (US$ 212 million) Mina by Azizi project coming up on a 11,244 square meter area on Palm Jumeirah.