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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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SWINGING into action to raise money for charity, these fundraisers are planning on bringing a Tyneside park alive with a festival of music.
With holidays swinging into action, some will head for the Lake District.
AYR stages its January Jumps Raceday tomorrow - with the seven-race card swinging into action at 1.15pm.
MORE than 70 young golfers have helped raise thousands of pounds by swinging into action.
BUSINESS people in the area will be swinging into action at an event later this month.
PIRATES galore will be swinging into action at Albert Dock this weekend.
A SPECIAL command centre was swinging into action today to co-ordinate emergency cover during the two-day firefighters strike.
With the Embedded Systems West trade show swinging into action in San Jose and HP leading a Sun-independent Java push (CI No 3,530), the tumultuous embedded systems market was rocked anew by the entry of one gigantic player.
Jump start for Ayr AYR stages its January Jumps Raceday tomorrow - with the seven-race card swinging into action at 1.15pm.
TOON legends will be swinging into action on the green in the first ever Derby Golf Classic between rivals Newcastle and Sunderland in April.
Within hours of the campaign swinging into action, officers raided flats and a pub as part of a campaign to cut the supply of drink and drugs to youngsters across the region.
Golfers will be swinging into action to raise funds for Teesside Hospice.
FUND-RAISERS will be swinging into action at Stoneleigh Golf Club, near Coventry, for a charity event.