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go into action

To begin doing something or become active suddenly and very quickly. Firefighters need to be able to go into action at a moment's notice. If any movement is detected once this sensor is activated, the building's security measures will go into action.
See also: action, go

go into action

 and swing into action
to start doing something. I usually get to work at 7:45, get some coffee, and I go into action at 8:00. When the ball is hit in my direction, you should see me swing into action.
See also: action, go
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SKIRMISH: A knight goes into action to defend the castle
ANTTI NIEMI goes into action this afternoon with all Southampton fans hoping for a display of faultless handling in the big derby with Portsmouth.
They further found that this enzyme goes into action just as a sperm infiltrates an egg.
Another Leger finalist, Aussie Prince, trained like Soviet Merc by Frazer Black, goes into action in a hot-looking heat two, but the main threat to Soviet Merc in the Irpounds 4,000 competition could be Irish Derby third Badge Of Tidings, who swings into action in heat eight.
The AICPA board believes public confidence in the existing disciplinary process has been undermined because it goes into action only after related civil litigation is concluded, said Netterville.
KARACHI -- The inaugural All Sindh Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Boxing Tournament goes into action here at the KPT Sports Complex Hall on Thursday with around 80 fist-fighters in the fray.