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high gear

The highest, fastest, or most efficient level. We've expanded our development team and are in high gear working on our next project. Construction is in high gear all around the city as it prepares for the upcoming Olympics.
See also: gear, high

high gear

A state of maximum activity, energy, or force. For example, His mind was in high gear as he studied for the medical exam, or The political campaign is finally moving into high gear. This expression alludes to the high gear of an engine transmission, used at the fastest speeds.
See also: gear, high
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Russell Walters, Northern Outdoors' British born president, says the rafting community went into high gear lobbying for the dam opening, and a crisis was averted.
Clearly, Japan has what it takes to kickstart itself into high gear in biotechnology.
We tumble out of the helicopter somewhat disoriented from our adrenaline-infused aerial adventure, but our spirits are shot into high gear as we're greeted by a lavish champagne breakfast.
Hardly one to kick back and relax, Tharp continued in high gear, getting back to the book project she had been working on for a while.
Self-interest dictates it; until Japan gets up off the canvas, it is impossible to imagine the global economy kicking into high gear again.
That ability to excite the market with new products has moved into high gear in 2003, as Harris is poised to introduce a series of design, operating and service innovations for the recycling market.
As the season kicks into high gear, realtors normally rev up for an annual arrival of prospective overseas buyers.
Best kick those European export programs into high gear....
Their tasking has changed in terms of who and what they are carrying and where and when they are flying, but their operational tempo is the same: they operate in high gear during war and peacetime.
And High Gear, a galvanised masterpiece, had just about everyone dancing with abandon.
As a result of this setup, low gear is when the belt is at the innermost radius of the driving pulley and the outermost surface of the driven pulley; high gear is when the belt is at the top of the driving pulley and the bottom of the driven pulley.
Founded by the Barber family in 1 958, Perky-Pet Products shifted into high gear after its 1990 acquisition by Mike Hurtt and Mike Burgamy, emerging as a pacesetter in the $3 billion birding industry.
Today's sports heroes and wannabes dream of kickin' it into high gear. It's all about the dream of feeling what Mark McGwire feels when he connects with a 90-mile-an-hour fastball on a hot, sticky August evening and sends it far into the bullpen for a home run that brings the crowd to its feet.
The unit includes an integrated hydraulic brake, which results in further reduced overall length, while maintaining high gear efficiency and an optional output disconnect.
Israel's ambassador to the Vatican, Boaz Moda'i, stated that the Vatican's people in Israel have been preparing for the year 2000 for a long time, and that, with the pope's announcement, plans will go into high gear.