full-on

adjective

Examples of full-on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The braid was just the latest in a parade of press looks that prove promotional styling is a full-on art. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 10 Apr. 2024 When new linebackers coach Matt Entz is mentioned, Gentry breaks into a full-on grin. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2024 Playing Benjamin Franklin is Douglas’s first attempt at a full-on period-costume drama — in this case a production involving 78 principal actors and 5,000 extras, location shoots at Versailles and more than a half dozen chateaus — and a whole lot of French. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2024 Gather yourself for a full-on Gemini push accompanied by the spectacular arrival of the happy planet Jupiter into Gemini next month for a full year. Debbie Frank, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2024 The eclipse will hit North America in the afternoon, so a full-on club banger is a little too nighttime for this daytime event. Maria Sherman, Quartz, 3 Apr. 2024 An Irish festival in Chicago was their first full-on American Irish event—a shock. Robert Sullivan, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Darkness on the Edge of Town Renaissance was a full-on dance-pop odyssey, so the mood was celebratory. Shaad D’souza, Pitchfork, 29 Mar. 2024 When the creativity runs dry for longer periods of time, go on a weekend getaway or take a full-on vacation. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of full-on was in 1954

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“Full-on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full-on. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

full-on

adjective
ˈfu̇l-ˌȯn,
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