into high gear

into high gear

To a faster or more intense pace. All right, let's kick it into high gear for the last part of today's workout! I've always been a good student, but now that I'm trying to get a scholarship for college, my studying has gone into high gear.
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National weather agency Meteo France predicted the hot weather could produce temperatures of up to 40C (104F) across the country just as the summer tourist season shifts into high gear.
The Canadian calendar shifts into high gear this week after rolling along at a sedate pace last week.
Shifting Into High Gear: One Man's Grave Diagnosis and the Epic Bike Ride That Taught Him What Matters tells of a young athlete and college student who struggled with inexplicable health issues for years before he was diagnosed with Friedreich's ataxia, a degenerative neurological condition that is a rare disease.
Synopsis: "Shifting into High Gear: One Man's Grave Diagnosis and the Epic Bike Ride That Taught Him What Matters" charts the course of Kyle Bryant's transformation as he journeys on a recumbent tricycle across the United States in the throes of Friedreich's ataxia, a life-shortening and disabling disease.
"Daniel and Dianna Robinson at The Barn Bar kicked it into high gear to help replace what was stolen," said Kristina.
Beltran said that, with the TRAIN in place, the government's BBB agenda 'will go into high gear' this year, with majority of the 75 flagship projects worth a combined P1.8 trillion already in the construction or preconstruction phases.
Conjecture about where Barack and Michelle Obama will live once they leave the White House has again kicked Into high gear. They're staying In Washington, D.C., until daughter Sasha graduates high school, but then what?
In the Roundup: State leaders react to President Obama's executive actions on gun control, a Waller County grand jury issues an indictment in the Sandra Bland case, and the presidential campaigns shift into high gear in the new year.
Great value-add opportunity for auto-enthusiast entrepreneur with marketing savvy to put operation into High Gear!
Plaistow: Cleanup at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund site is moving into high gear nearly 20 years after it was ordered closed by the state.
The planning for Ahmadinejad's trip to Lebanon, reportedly went into high gear after Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and the Qatari ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani reacted positively to the notion of the threesome landing in Beirut aboard the same plane or in convoy, at the invitation of Lebanese president Michel Suleiman, said Israel's Debkafile.
Registration is now open for the 2009 ECS National Forum on Education Policy, Shifting Education and the Economy Into High Gear, sponsored by the Education Commission of the States.
-- As another session of the Green Belt Training Course taught by The Lean Institute here shifts into high gear, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center senior managers stress the importance of the class.
Since methane is an even more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, the greenhouse effect went into high gear. Methane combines with oxygen to make carbon dioxide, so it didn't last too long.
So as the midterm election cycle kicks into high gear, take a moment to savor attack ads.