at full throttle

(at) full throttle

As fast as something or someone can go. Once Tom caught the ball, he took off at full throttle toward the end zone. I started feeling nauseous on the way home because Kelly was driving full throttle on a windy highway.
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at full throttle

As fast as something or someone can go Once Tom caught the ball, he took off at full throttle toward the end zone. I started feeling nauseous on the way home because Kelly was driving at full throttle on a windy highway.
See also: full, throttle

at full throttle

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full throttle

If you do something at full throttle or full throttle, you do it with all your energy and effort. Many violinists continue playing at full throttle well into old age. She was a high-powered Western businesswoman who went at things full throttle. Note: When someone is behaving like this, you can say they are at full throttle or are in full throttle. This was the actress whom I had seen in full throttle in performance the previous year. Note: Full throttle is used in other structures with a similar meaning. Palmer gives it full throttle on his latest album. Note: If an engine is operating at full throttle, it is operating at its maximum speed.
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Next 10 hours: You may run at full throttle for periods up to 10 minutes at a time.
POLICE are continuing at full throttle in their efforts to tackle illegal bikers in a seaside town.
O'Driscoll missed the eve-of-match captain's run after being struck by the illness and was still not operating at full throttle by the time the match started 24 hours later.
But one that is equally important is the ability to win games comfortably without having to play at full throttle.
Gary McSheffrey is back training at full throttle after knee problems.
THE family and friends of a Royal Marine killed when a Land Rover overturned during training paid tribute yesterday to a "lovely lad" who "lived life at full throttle".
JANET GUTHRIE: A LIFE AT FULL THROTTLE (1894963318, $24.95) includes Guthrie's autobiography plus an introduction by fellow female sports pro Billie Jean King.
At Doncaster on Friday some 40 hacks were head down and grafting when suddenly the library-like atmosphere descended into chaos when a six-piece jazz band marched in and did two circuits of the press centre playing "When the saints go marching in" at full throttle.
Some other systems have variable-speed pumps to control oil flow, but the motor for the pump runs continuously at full throttle, even when the pump is idle.
"It is the reason we have been able to operate at full throttle," said Ronald Pasquale.
At full throttle, the fan generates 1,500 kW of excess heat and energy, which means that its 9-ton radiator must flow 6,000 liters/minute of water to cool it down.
A woman died after being hurled from an out-of-control speedboat which was going round in circles at full throttle, coastguards said yesterday.
"We are about to reclaim the power Jefferson would have given us," the author proclaims, revving up his faux populism at full throttle. "We'll still choose our president and Congress by the old election system, but the influence the public can bring to bear will make it far less important whom we elect" It will be government by applause meter.