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go into overdrive

To start working very hard or quickly. When the publishing deadline was moved up a week, we had to go into overdrive to get all of the articles done on time.
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go into overdrive

COMMON If someone or something goes into overdrive, they begin to work very hard or become very active. When the wedding was announced, the media went into overdrive. My imagination went into overdrive. I tried to make new dishes, not from recipe books but from books about wild plants. Note: You can also say that someone or something is in overdrive. The campaign is in overdrive now with the candidates travelling the nation in a final push for votes. Note: Overdrive is an extra gear on some vehicles, which enables them to go faster than they can with ordinary gears.
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go, etc. into ˈoverdrive

begin to work much harder, increase production, etc: Production at the factory has shifted into overdrive in an attempt to meet the new orders on time.
Overdrive is an extra high gear in a vehicle, that you use when you are driving at high speeds.
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President Rodrigo Duterte did not push fake news to win the presidential vote, his spokesperson said Friday, disputing an MSNBC report that his team went into overdrive promoting fake news after a Facebook briefing in 2016.
ON Monday, the SNP went into overdrive to show how good Scotland's GP coverage is.
But Glenavon went into overdrive after the interval, and after a poor clearance fell to Ciaran Caldwell, he sidefooted past Miskelly.
ITALIAN authorities have discovered 18 bodies in a boat of migrants as rescue operations went into overdrive this weekend, with 3,500 would-be refugees picked up at sea.
Predictably, the rumour mill went into overdrive but Marsh missed the trip to the capital due to illness.
Tigers went into overdrive soon after that and added a further 21 points within 20 minutes of the restart, with tries from Flood and Niall Morris helping them to a 35-3 lead.
Speedway's social media went into overdrive with several comments doing little for the sport's image - but a solution has now TURN TO PAGE 83
The semi-final last week saw him led to the halfway mark but he then went into overdrive and raced away to beat 29.
So the split rumors went into overdrive when Kris Jenner recently revealed that Bruce DID move out into his own place and stays there a few nights a week.
JAGUAR Land Rover's sales went into overdrive in the UK last month - as the luxury vehicle maker clocked up its best domestic showroom figures in 65 years.
And when Stephen O'Keane walked on the hour for a second yellow, the home side went into overdrive.
Washington, July 13 ( ANI ): Twitter went into overdrive after Eddie Murphy was reported dead on Wednesday evening, with the comedian apparently losing control of his snowboard and crashing into a tree.
But what's good doesn't always equate to what's palatable, so we went into overdrive getting the fruit combinations just right," says founder and MD, Maria Leavesley, mum to five children aged from infant to teenager.
As Liverpool went into overdrive this weekend with Capital of Culture events, the museum saw record numbers of visitors.
Our search for an adaptive van now went into overdrive.