in/into gear

idiom

Definition of in/into gear

of a vehicle
: having the lever that controls the gears in a position that allows the vehicle to begin moving Don't leave the car in gear in the driveway. He put the car in/into gear and drove away.

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“In/into gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%2Finto%20gear. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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