full steam/speed ahead

Definition of full steam/speed ahead

  1. —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.

Word by Word Definitions

fullplay
  1. :  containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

    :  complete especially in detail, number, or duration

    :  lacking restraint, check, or qualification

  1. :  very, extremely

    :  entirely

    :  straight, squarely

  1. :  the highest or fullest state or degree

    :  the utmost extent

  1. :  to become full

    :  to make full in sewing

  1. :  to shrink and thicken (woolen cloth) by moistening, heating, and pressing

steamplay
  1. :  a vapor arising from a heated substance

    :  the invisible vapor into which water is converted when heated to the boiling point

    :  the mist formed by the condensation on cooling of water vapor

  1. :  to give out as fumes :  exhale

    :  to apply steam to

    :  to expose to the action of steam (as for softening or cooking)

speedplay
  1. :  prosperity in an undertaking :  success

    :  the act or state of moving swiftly :  swiftness

    :  rate of motion: such as

  1. :  to prosper in an undertaking

    :  get along, fare

    :  to make haste

aheadplay
  1. :  in a forward direction or position :  forward

    :  in front

    :  in, into, or for the future


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