in full swing

in full swing
*in full swing & *in high gear
Fig. at the peak of activity; moving fast or efficiently. (*Typically: be \in full swing; move [into] \in full swing; get [into] \in full swing.) •

In the summer months, things really get into full swing around here.

We go skiing in the mountains each winter. Things are in high gear there in November.

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{adj. phr.} Actively going on; in full action. * /The Valentine party was in full swing./ * /All of the children were planting seeds; the gardening project was in full swing./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • Full swing — Swing Swing, n. 1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum. [1913 Webster] 2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Full swing — Full Full (f[.u]l), a. [Compar. {Fuller} (f[.u]l [ e]r); superl. {Fullest}.] [OE. & AS. ful; akin to OS. ful, D. vol, OHG. fol, G. voll, Icel. fullr, Sw. full, Dan. fuld, Goth. fulls, L. plenus, Gr. plh rhs, Skr. p[=u][.r]na full, pr[=a] to fill …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • full swing — full operation; greatest activity: For the first time in years the factory was in full swing. The meeting was in full swing when we arrived. * * * …   Universalium

  • full swing — full operation; greatest activity: For the first time in years the factory was in full swing. The meeting was in full swing when we arrived …   Useful english dictionary

  • full swing — If a something is in full swing, it is going or doing well …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Full Swing (game show) — Full Swing was a game show that combined general knowledge questions and the game of Golf which aired on BBC1 for one series in 1996, the programme was hosted by Jimmy Tarbuck.GameplayEach week 3 contestants were paired up with celebrity guests… …   Wikipedia

  • full swing —    If a something is in full swing, it is going or doing well.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Full swing —   If a something is in full swing, it is going or doing well …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • in full swing — adverb proceeding with full vigor the party was in full swing • Syn: ↑in full action * * * in full swing At the height of activity • • • Main Entry: ↑full in full swing 1. In fully active operation 2. In mid career …   Useful english dictionary

  • in full swing — {adj. phr.} Actively going on; in full action. * /The Valentine party was in full swing./ * /All of the children were planting seeds; the gardening project was in full swing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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