full steam/speed ahead


used to say that something is being done with as much speed and power as possible
The work started slowly, but now it's full steam ahead.
The campaign is going full speed ahead.

Examples of full steam/speed ahead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two years in, the Academy Film Museum is rolling full steam ahead with a new programming director and a packed slate of upcoming films for the winter season. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 8 Nov. 2023 The Glenmorangie Company bought it the next year and gradually brought whisky production to full capacity, LVMH acquired both distilleries in 2004, and things have been going full steam ahead since then. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 14 Nov. 2023 But Uytdehaage, who was made co-CEO in May after 12 years as Adyen’s finance chief, says the company’s expansion is moving full steam ahead. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 7 Nov. 2023 Photo: Nomad Goods Though Apple has ditched leather across its product lineups, third-party accessory makers are carrying on full steam ahead. Dan Seifert, The Verge, 2 Nov. 2023 October was all about cranking the oven and going full steam ahead on fall baking. Nina Moskowitz, Bon Appétit, 27 Oct. 2023 Adobe is full speed ahead toward a future in generative AI products—and finance will be a big part of this journey. Bysheryl Estrada, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2023 In Massachusetts, hospital revenue and costs have increased full steam ahead over the past decade. Bob Herman Reprints, STAT, 2 Oct. 2023 There’s no pressure to gallop off into the sunset full speed ahead. Anna Mahan, Country Living, 10 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Full steam/speed ahead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20steam%2Fspeed%20ahead. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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