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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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So I don't think the audience is going to be short changed by me not singing The Sound Of Music full blast.
We noticed it was rather a thirsty beast (our model was unleaded rather than diesel) although this was partly due to having the air-con on full blast all the time.
It also means that you have little hope of hearing the radio unless it is turned up to full blast.
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In August 1985, a woman was found strangled in her bedroom with the air conditioning on full blast.
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It's difficult to imagine how much more military spending the Administration might have proposed if the Cold War were still going full blast.
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The Federal Special Construction Agency of Russia (Spetsstroy) has declared the construction of the objects of military infrastructure was underway in full blast on the Kuril Islands Iturup and Kunashir.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has warned residents of eastern Metro Manila and Rizal to brace for more traffic and commuting problems as the construction of Light Rail Transit (LRT-2) Extension project along Marcos Highway go full blast come September.
THE UK's only Green MP has criticised Parliament for leaving radiators on full blast, rejecting recycled paper for Christmas cards and using bottled water.
Kitchen chairs are carried out onto the long path, Hank Williams, Hey Good Lookin' turned up, full blast, or Kay Starr's Rock 'n' Roll Waltz.
I rush inside my office put my heater on full blast, Sit down in my chair safe, warm and secure at last.