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sucking diesel

1. slang Traveling very rapidly in a motor vehicle. We were sucking diesel down the motorway, pushing 180 km/h the whole way.
2. slang Having great success or proceeding very well. That'll help our workflow immensely, Jen. Now we'll really be sucking diesel!
See also: diesel, sucking
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diesel

(ˈdizlæ)
mod. really good. I am set for a diesel evening and I intend to enjoy it.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Fast injection molding is not unusual and can lead to dieseling effects if venting is not effective.
There's a curious dieseling "SAMUEL SAMUEL CLEMENS SAMUEL CLEMENS CLEMENS" sequence Mark Twain's Roughing It, in the 'Curiosities of the Lake' story, in the passage:
Vertilift drones of this size are still being eyed by various navies around the world, particularly in Europe, which is the reason why Hans Schiebel has embarked on 'dieseling' the original Austro AE50R engine (more correctly in fact, the engine is being redeveloped to enable it to operate on heavy fuel and will still use spark plugs).
Methanol prevents knocking or "pinging" common with unleaded fuels, and it alleviates "running on" or "dieseling" when the ignition is switched off.
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The fuel is sucked in as the engine turns, and dieseling keeps the engine running."