pick up the pace


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pick up the pace

To begin moving or doing something faster; to hurry up. We're going to need to pick up the pace if we're going to finish this project before the deadline. Come on, kids, start picking up the pace! It's starting to get dark, and we've still got a ways to go back to camp.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pick up the pace

to speed up the tempo; to increase the rate that something is being done. We are going to have to pick up the pace of activity around here if we are to get the job done.
See also: pace, pick, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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