out in force

out in force
*out in force
Fig. appearing in great strength. (*Typically: be \out in force; come \out in force; go \out in force. See also out in large numbers.) •

What a night! The mosquitoes are out in force.

The police went out in force over the holiday weekend.

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{adv. phr.} Present in very large numbers; en masse. * /On the Fourth of July the police cars are out in force in the Chicago area./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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