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swing into high gear

To begin doing something at a higher speed, intensity, or level of enthusiasm. The city is swinging into high gear in its preparations for the anniversary parade. I'm going to meet with my team on Saturday so we can swing into high gear on this project.
See also: gear, high, swing
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

swing into high gear

to begin operating at a fast pace; to increase the rate of activity. During the winter season we swing into high gear around here. The chef swings into high gear around six o'clock in preparation for the theater crowd.
See also: gear, high, swing
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

swing into high gear

in. to begin operating at a fast pace; to increase the rate of activity. The chef swings into high gear around eight o’clock in preparation for the theater crowd.
See also: gear, high, swing
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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