in/into high gear


: in or into a state of great or intense activity
The project is now in high gear.
Fuel prices are expected to rise as the summer travel season kicks/moves into high gear.

Examples of in/into high gear in a Sentence

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“In/into high gear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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