head of steam

noun phrase

Definition of head of steam

: strong driving force : momentum frequent rallies helped the movement develop a head of steam

First Known Use of head of steam

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Head of steam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20of%20steam. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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