gain/gather steam

idiom

Definition of gain/gather steam

informal
: to increase in strength, force, or energy The campaign quickly gained/gathered steam.

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“Gain/gather steam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gain%2Fgather%20steam. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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