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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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.
Summary: Test will not focus on driving skills, but ability to shift gears without distraction.
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.
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.
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.
Machines are 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.
An award-winning Lakehead University researcher says the forestry sector needs to shift gears into value-added products and better promote itself as something more than a "sunset industry.
The Kubota M105X and M125X tractor system enables the tractor to automatically shift gears by monitoring engine performance.
If you want to shift gears and transition from forest to tropics, plant skyward-growing palms or tall, clumping bamboo.
This transition will inevitably involve an interim correction as equity and bond markets shift gears from being driven by excess liquidity to earnings and economic fundamentals.
Kicking off a wave of new innovation would mean that government and the education sector need to shift gears and get serious about creating a climate in which companies want to take risks and can find the best minds.