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fire on all cylinders

To function or operate at the most desirable or greatest possible level of efficiency, speed, or productivity. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) The new website will be firing on all cylinders once we get the comments section up and running! I only fire on all cylinders after I've had my coffee.
See also: all, cylinder, fire, on


Online articles (especially on social media sites) that use provocative or intriguing headlines (often in combination with images) to drive traffic to the source. I wouldn't put too much faith in that article about "the one food no one should ever eat"—it's probably just clickbait.

click with (one)

1. To have a positive connection or friendly rapport with one, often quickly. I just don't click with those people—I doubt we have anything in common. I clicked with Ashley immediately, and we've been best friends ever since.
2. To quickly resonate with one or a group. If our invention clicks with consumers, then we'll be millionaires!
3. To make sense to one; to be able to be understood by one. The tutor's explanation of sine and cosine really clicked with me—I think I finally understand it now.
See also: click

click with someone

1. [for something] to be understood or comprehended by someone suddenly. His explanation clicked with Maggie at once.
2. [for someone or something new] to catch on with someone; to become popular or friendly with someone very quickly. The new product clicked with consumers and was an instant success. I clicked with Tom the moment I met him.
See also: click

fire on all cylinders

Also, hit or click on all cylinders . Function very well, as in Once we figured out how to use the new software, the department was firing on all cylinders , or "So the best infielder takes time to fit into the infield of a Big League club and have it hit on all four cylinders again" (Christy Mathewson, Pitching in a Pinch, 1912). This term transfers the functioning of an internal combustion engine, which works best when all its cylinders ignite, to broader use. [Early 1900s]
See also: all, cylinder, fire, on

click into place

become suddenly clear and understandable.
Click into place is used literally of an object, especially part of a mechanism, to mean ‘fall smoothly into its allotted position’.
See also: click, place

click (with someone)

in. to catch on with someone; to intrigue someone; to become popular with someone. Sam and Mary are getting along fine. I knew they’d click.
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Click on "Library" in the menu across the top of the screen.
The average click fraud rate of PPC advertisements appearing on search engine content networks, including Google AdSense and the Yahoo Publisher Network, was 28.
Once you install MSQuery, again click on Data, Import External Data, New Database Query to open the Choose Data Source dialog box (exhibit 2, page 54).
Click on Loctite Corporation and it'll lead you to the page on the company website where you'll find MSDS.
When you click on the Test icon, your Web browser will launch and give you a sneak preview of your home page.
Now in its third year, the Click Fraud Index monitors and reports on data gathered from the Click Fraud Network[TM], which more than 4,500 online advertisers and agencies have joined.
Click on Next and select Allow virtual private connection.
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