get in gear

idiom

informal
1
: to start working or doing something in a more energetic and effective way
We need to get in gear if we want to finish this project on time.
2
: to cause (something) to start working or becoming successful
She finally got her career in gear.

Examples of get in gear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For most attendees, Monterey Car Week didn’t really get in gear until the final four days, starting with the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance by Rolex on Thursday, August 12. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 19 Aug. 2021 Louisville missed opportunities at the free-throw line, couldn’t make 3-pointers and Evans couldn’t get in gear in a rare road loss. Bob Ferrante, ajc, 21 Feb. 2021 Louisville missed opportunities at the free-throw line, couldn't make 3-pointers and Evans couldn't get in gear in a rare road loss. Bob Ferrante, Star Tribune, 21 Feb. 2021 The Bulldogs’ offense took way too long to get in gear at Arkansas. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, 26 Sep. 2020

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“Get in gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20in%20gear. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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