on a tear


US, informal
: having great success over a period of time
The team has been on a tear in recent weeks.
The economy is on a tear, but can it last?

Examples of on a tear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web SoCal sports Motivated by his move to shortstop, Dodgers veteran Mookie Betts is on a tear. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2024 Cocoa prices have been on a tear for months, following torrential rains in the West African growing region that have led to a mounting production shortfall. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 After a strong winter for Licey of the Dominican League, Andujar has opened camp on a tear. Laurence Miedema, The Mercury News, 6 Mar. 2024 Bitcoin has been on a tear this year, topping $63,000 as retail investors wary of missing out snapped up the new ETFs. Elijah Nicholson-Messmer, Fortune, 3 Mar. 2024 Bitcoin prices are on a tear once again, surging to the highest since November 2021 as the digital currency benefits from multiple bullish factors. Charles Lloyd Bovaird Ii, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Rosa has been on a tear, scoring eight goals in the Lancers’ last three matches, including a midfield shot that helped lift St. Francis over Mitty in the CCS Division I championship match Saturday. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 26 Feb. 2024 An answer, too late Indiana did its best to atone for those first-half sins after the break, exiting the locker room on a tear that turned into a 17-7 run. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Jan. 2024 Nvidia has been on a tear of investments ever since, including in A-list AI unicorns Cohere, Hugging Face and Inflection. Richard Nieva, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024

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“On a tear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20tear. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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