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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

hit on all cylinders

To operate, perform, function, or proceed exceptionally well or at the greatest possible speed or efficiency. We'll be hitting on all cylinders if we get Janet to join our team.
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cylinder head

The metal casing that fits onto a cylinder block in an internal-combustion engine. A: "Did dad say what's wrong with the car?" B: "I don't know, something about needing to fix the cylinder head, whatever that means!"
See also: cylinder, head

be firing on all cylinders

To be functioning or operating at the most desirable or greatest possible level of efficiency, speed, or productivity. The automated messaging process is firing on all cylinders now that we've solved the bouncing issue. I'll be firing on all cylinders after I've had my coffee.
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be hitting on all cylinders

To be functioning or operating at the most desirable or greatest possible level of efficiency, speed, or productivity. The automated messaging process is hitting on all cylinders now that we've solved the bouncing issue. I'll be hitting on all cylinders after I've had my coffee.
See also: all, cylinder, hit, on

firing on all cylinders

 and hitting on all cylinders 
1. Lit.
[of an internal combustion engine] having all its cylinders working and thus providing the maximum amount of power. The old car is firing on all cylinders despite its age. This thing's not hitting on all cylinders.
2. Fig. working at full strength; making every possible effort. The team is firing on all cylinders under the new coach. The factory is hitting on all cylinders to finish the orders on time.
See also: all, cylinder, firing, on

run on all cylinders

 
1. Lit. [for an engine] to run well and smoothly. This car is now running on all cylinders, thanks to the tune-up. You can hear if an engine is not running on all cylinders.
2. Fig. to function well or energetically. Our department seems to be running on all cylinders. Congratulations. I am back at my desk after my illnessrunning on all cylinders.
See also: all, cylinder, on, run

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]
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be firing on all cylinders

COMMON If someone is firing on all cylinders, they are doing a task with great enthusiasm and energy. I saw her a few weeks ago and she was firing on all cylinders. When Wales are firing on all cylinders, they can beat any country in the world. Note: If someone is not doing a task as well as they should be, you can say that they are not firing on all cylinders or are only firing on two cylinders. We were only firing on two cylinders in the first half of the game. Note: This expression refers to the cylinders in an engine. There are usually four of them.
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firing on all (four) cylinders

working or functioning at a peak level.
This expression is a metaphor from an internal-combustion engine: a cylinder is said to be firing when the fuel inside it is ignited.
1998 Entertainment Weekly Even when his imagination isn't firing on all cylinders, Amis is still worth picking up, if only to enjoy the jazzy rhythm of his prose.
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firing/working on all ˈcylinders

(informal) using all your energy to do something; working as well as possible: The 24-year-old player feels that he is not yet firing on all cylinders.
See also: all, cylinder, firing, on, working

run on all cylinders

1. in. to run well and smoothly. My plan is now running on all cylinders.
2. in. to operate sensibly and intelligently. Pay attention to what you are doing. Start running on all cylinders.
See also: all, cylinder, on, run
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Essentially, at one point or another, every cylinder was suspect except those manufactured/sold by Lycoming.
The computational model used in the work is a variant of PROMETS [14], in which the engine structure is modelled using 41 lumped thermal capacity elements per cylinder.
When deciding which cylinder to buy, look at the heat-loss figure (how long the cylinder takes to cool down), the reheat time (how long the cylinder takes to reheat after hot water is drawn off) and the insulation thickness.
have panels, a twin cylinder If you have solar thermal (water-heating) panels or are thinking of installing them, go for a cylinder with two heat exchanger coilers (twin coil).
The second category is the cylinders that exceeded the date of periodical inspection, or have unclear data label.
This meant that I would need to reduce the diameter of the ratchet of each new cylinder and reduce the length of cylinder #1 by 0.
Worthington Type III vessels, including the new large diameter model, are built to aircraft, railcar and watercraft CNG cylinder standards, he adds, which are more stringent than typical over-the-road standards.
According to the regulations, a cylinder has a life of five years, which can be extended for another five years only after an approved re-test is done.
If your unit can fund a contract with a local vendor to resupply your gases, or if you have access to a post-side cylinder exchange program, consider yourself fortunate.
Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research company, has conducted a competitive analysis on the application of oxygen cylinder in different segments and presents its findings in “Global Oxygen Cylinder Market 2013-2018: Trend, Forecast and Opportunity Analysis.
Depending on the concentration of such components, and the total pressure of the mix, they can be subject to partially condensing in the cylinder if they are subjected to cooler temperatures like 50[degrees]F during transport or storage.
Gather your supplies 55 tabloid-sized newspapers Mod Podge (sealer/glue) 2 belts you'll also need Sticky tape; scissors; extra newspapers; paintbrush; drill; 1 packet 10g x 75mm countersunk ribbed-head chipboard screws; screwdriver; 25 bolt screws (optional) Step 1 Tightly roll 1 newspaper into a cylinder shape.
The cost of every additional cylinder will depend on the prevailing market price.
Because of the unique plate cylinders of the P-Series presses, HarperScientific designed its Cylinder Wrack to provide a storage solution that is equally distinct.