high gear


Definition of high gear

2 : a state of intense or maximum activity usually used with into or in a project in high gear

Examples of high gear in a Sentence

She shifted the car into high gear.

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And on Thursday the Toronto International Film Festival will kick that feeling into high gear by gathering heavily buzzed about titles from earlier festivals ranging from Sundance to Venice, and adding a whole new crop of contenders to the mix. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, "The Toronto International Film Festival is an essential Oscar-season stop, now with its own awards," 5 Sep. 2019 Two years ago, Ayofemi’s search for spaces went into high gear. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "What if a black artist reimagined urban development for Oakland’s black community? Binta Ayofemi is," 29 Aug. 2019 Still, Clarkson made sure to soak up quality time with her brood before things kicked into high gear. Janine Rubenstein, PEOPLE.com, "Kelly Clarkson Insisted on Having Time in Her Talk Show Schedule to Take Her Kids to School," 28 Aug. 2019 Officials indicated that will shift once again as the election kicks into high gear. NBC News, "Trump makes surprise call into campaign event to energize women voters," 23 Aug. 2019 The rapprochement has been in high gear since the spring of 2018. Erasmus, The Economist, "Overcoming the Mormon legacy on race," 24 July 2019 Rocket Men opens in summer 1968, with the space race in high gear. Dallas News, "Books examine the courage and scientific know-how that propelled us to the moon," 1 July 2019 The French attack started the tournament in high gear, and that was without a goal from Kadidiatou Diani, 24, who could be ready for a breakout game. Frank Dell’apa, BostonGlobe.com, "Mismatch in US game wasn’t a great look for Women’s World Cup," 11 June 2019 In August and very early September your business savvy is in high gear, making this a good time to focus on finances and reassess resources. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive.com, "Horoscope for June 7, 2019: Scorpio, watch for strings; Pisces, avoid this time-waster," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of high gear

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of high gear was in 1889

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