shift gears

shift gears

To quickly or abruptly change what one is doing or discussing. With that out of the way, let's shift gears and discuss our strategy for the third quarter. About halfway into the story, the book shifts gears and begins a narrative from the perspective of the antagonist.
See also: gear, shift
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So if that's a way for me to gloss over that subject, then I will happily shift gears into something else."
The Tata Nexon HyprDrive Self - Shift Gears (S-SG) comes in both petrol and diesel engine options.
Summary: Test will not focus on driving skills, but ability to shift gears without distraction.
"Dealing with Manual Transmission needs certain skills such as the attention to the road while shifting gears, ability to shift gears without distraction, and coping with the smooth shifting between gears while driving.
As state-level health information exchanges shift gears from grant-funded to self-sustaining, many are finding that the needs of their state Medicaid agencies are driving their agendas.
Baby Boomers will need to "shift gears", rediscover themselves, then redesign their retirement life and work that will: engage their energy and vitality; stimulate their mind; enhance their physical capabilities; and keep themselves involved, relevant and productive for the next three or more decades ...
According to a new medium term outlook BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research Report 'GCC 2020: Time to Shift Gears', Saudi Arabia is set to take the lead in regional infrastructure investment and construction spending.
I typically use my right hand to deliver the infant's head, but I shift gears when I encounter an impacted vertex.
One need only listen to songs such as "Spin the World" and "Ride Out" to realize that this is a band willing to shift gears suddenly and without warning, making exploring each song a surprise.
A ball-joint in the gear-shift lever has not been tightened to the correct specification and in the worst case it could unfasten and make it impossible to shift gears, Volvo Cars' spokesman Per-Ake Froberg explained to Swedish newswire TT.
I told my wife, 'Wouldn't it be cool if we had little tiny cans to spray on the remainder?'" After deciding it was time to shift gears from the mortgage industry in early 2007, Markley decided to give the idea a shot and learned all he could about whipped cream.
back, your legs shift gears, the long curve of your bones, and listen
Also, don't be afraid to completely shift gears if necessary.
The Sram hum design allows users to shift gears while Continuing to pedal without exerting force.
* Equipped with "intelligent drive" technology--when the loader is driven into a pile of material, speed is automatically reduced without the operator needing to shift gears Visit www.gehhcom for more information,