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full blast

(At) the maximum level. It's so cold that I had the heat in my car going at full blast. Please stop setting the volume at full blast.
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full blast

Also, at full blast. At full power, with great energy; also, as loud as possible. For example, The committee is working full blast on the plans, or The fanfare featured the trumpets at full blast. This expression transfers the strong currents of air used in furnaces to anything being done at full power. [Late 1700s]
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full blast

COMMON If something is on or happening full blast, it is on or happening as loudly or as much as possible. Adam turned the heater on full blast. The radio was playing full blast. Note: People often also say that something is on or happening at full blast. Playing Coldplay albums at full blast is hardly going to help now, is it?
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(at) full ˈblast

with great noise, power, speed, etc: Tom had his radio on at full blast — it was deafening.The heating was on full blast all day.
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full blast

mod. as strongly as possible. He honked the horn full blast for a long time.
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full blast

At full speed, volume, or capacity: turned the radio up full blast.
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When passengers objected, put blowers in full blast to hound passengers out.
RAY: When the fan is set on full blast, there's no resistor involved.
The reality of the situation is that you stand freezing at a bus stop for a bus that turns up late or not at all before getting on to sit on manky seats - if you can get a seat - and listen to teenagers arguing, effing and blinding and playing their music at full blast.
These include US$35 million in remodeling and upgrades to be invested over the next five years, added General Manager Jose Campo, with US$14 million spent in the next year alone, which will see the hotel's 107 guestrooms in its garden wing "gutted and completely remodeled." Major renovation work will begin in mid-May 2007, go "full blast" in September and October and is scheduled to be completed by Dec.
Do you find that you have to wear your glasses when you watch TV, and turn up the volume full blast? It turns out that hearing and vision loss may go hand in hand, according to a study of 1,911 elderly people in the October Archives of Ophthalmology.
To get some reassurance, this led people who believed this stuff to go full blast in achieving economic success, thinking that God signifies his favor by giving the best cars and top knickknacks to the elect.
With air conditioning on full blast and linen suits everywhere, keeping cool is a challenge.
DAILY STAR:"Two-goal Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink turned the relegation heat on full blast for former Middlesbrough boss Bryan Robson."
The car's stereo was on full blast and the passengers were begging him to slow down.
Earlier this year, they made a major high grade mineral discovery in the underexplored footwall rocks behind their Levack Mine property and now have six drills "going full blast" on four high grade zones, says MacGibbon.
A 1 per cent risk of regretting all the time we could have spent flying everywhere, keeping the patio heater on full blast, and driving SUV's?
It also means that you have little hope of hearing the radio unless it is turned up to full blast.
While a computer might use 300 watts at full blast, all Energy Star-compliant computers have lower-power modes.
Yellowknife is the second feature from Rodrique Jean, a follow up to the acclaimed Full Blast (1999).
In August 1985, a woman was found strangled in her bedroom with the air conditioning on full blast. It seems her husband tried to preserve her body to leave the time of death in question and cement his alibi.