swing into action

swing into action

To begin some activity with great enthusiasm, intensity, and speed. The boss swung into action as soon as he learned there was a dispute between the two departments. I'm going to meet with my group on Saturday so we can swing into action on this project.
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swing into action

Energetically start doing something, as in Come on, let's swing into action before the others arrive. This idiom uses swing in the sense of "move vigorously."
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ˌswing into ˈaction

start to act efficiently and quickly: When the police heard about the bomb, they swung into action, searching the area with dogs and moving the public to safety.
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He also directed security agencies to swing into action and bring the hoodlums to justice in the shortest possible time.
Similarly, the club's coach Melis Medo is hopeful that the walkover dished yesterday will prompt Mureithi to swing into action and clear the players' salaries.
LAHORE -- Chairman Peshawar Zalmi Javed Afridi said on Monday that global Zalmi league will swing into action from March 21 in Islamabad.
'Basically, courts are supposed to swing into action where the Constitution, law and jurisdiction is infringed upon.
A LARGE-SCALE security operation will again swing into action as Harry and Meghan arrive in Ireland.
LAHORE -- The second edition of the National Women 7s Rugby Championship will swing into action here from Tomorrow , Saturday at Pakistan Rugby Academy .
The United Nations should swing into action to protect these unfortunate people.
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Policemen and paramilitary personnel had to swing into action to prevent the protesters from moving ahead.
THE last eight heats of the first round of the Red Mills Produce Stakes will be run at Clonmel tonight and many of the leading fancies swing into action.
Swing into action at Sofia Live Club with Sentimental Swingers--Roni of Nasekomix, Desy of Phuture Shock and Vera--and the Mihail Yossifov sextet, with a special appearance by Emanuil Manolov, aka Badema (the almond).
Airlines were told to drastically cut back their flights into the country as the next round of protests over plans to raise the retirement age swing into action.
Airlines were told to drastically cut back their flights into the country as the next round of protests over plans to raise the retirement age swing into action. Yesterday oil workers defied a government demand to get back to work amid the beginnings of panic buying at filling stations by motorists fearing diesel and petrol shortages.
"'Flats facelift but two blocks to go" (Examiner August 12) The day the wrecking balls swing into action can't come fast enough.
Luckily, an ACP patrolling the area came to know of the incident and asked his men to swing into action," a police officer said.