in/into high gear

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

high play
  1. : rising or extending upward a great distance : taller than average, usual, or expected

  2. : having a specified height or elevation : tall

  3. : situated or passing above the normal level, surface, base of measurement, or elevation

  1. : at or to a high place, altitude, level, or degree

  2. : well, luxuriously

  1. : an elevated place or region: such as

  2. : hill, knoll

  3. : the space overhead : sky

gear play
  1. : clothing, garments

  2. : movable property : goods

  3. : equipment, paraphernalia

  1. : to provide (machinery) with gearing (see gearing 2)

  2. : to connect by gearing (see gearing 1)

  3. : to make ready for effective operation


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