: to perform very well
The team got off to a slow start, but now it's firing on all cylinders.
Recent Examples on the Web Reservoir 21, Long Reach 6: The Gators (5-0) continue to fire on all cylinders offensively. —Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 31 Mar. 2023 With four unicorns and four exits in the crypto space under its belt, the firm is getting ready to fire on all cylinders. —Rebecca Szkutak, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dipped slightly last week, a sign the labor market has yet to fire on all cylinders. —CBS News, 24 June 2021 Biden will talk to Congress amid the start of a potentially booming recovery, one that could determine whether the U.S. economy can once again fire on all cylinders after a morale-crushing pandemic and a humbling financial crisis with shock waves that linger a dozen years later. —Jonathan Lemire And Josh Boak, chicagotribune.com, 28 Apr. 2021 Biden will talk to Congress amid the start of a potentially booming recovery, one that could determine whether the US economy can once again fire on all cylinders after a morale-crushing pandemic and a humbling financial crisis with shock waves that linger a dozen years later. —BostonGlobe.com, 28 Apr. 2021 Your body could do with some fine-tuning as well; there’s no substitute for keeping fit enough to fire on all cylinders throughout the year. —Stephanie Pearson, Wired, 19 Dec. 2020 See More
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