in full cry

idiom

1
: full of anger, excitement, etc., especially in reaction to something
The school's budget is being cut, and teachers and parents are in full cry.
2
of hunting dogs : in the act of chasing an animal and making noise

Examples of in full cry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People will typically think that a recession is still in full cry long after a recovery is underway. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 Anheuser-Busch stock has fallen by about 20% in the last two months, while the boycott has been in full cry. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2023 By the way, broadband investment slumped from 2018 to 2019, while Trump’s rollback of telecom regulation was in full cry, by even more in dollar terms than in 2015-2016. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2022 In 2020, with the pandemic raging and the Presidential election in full cry, over 46 percent of Americans reported engaging with the news. Rob Salkowitz, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 The orchestra starts, the curtain rises, and on the stage a crowded old railroad coach is in full cry. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 4 Jan. 2021 Joe McCarthy was in full cry. Lance Morrow, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2020

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“In full cry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20full%20cry. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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