pick up the pace

idiom

: to go faster
If we want to finish on time, we're going to have to pick up the pace.

Examples of pick up the pace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new rules implemented this season by Major League Baseball – including the pitch clock, meant to eliminate the unnecessary mundane things, pick up the pace of play and shorten games – have its effect in the booth as well. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 18 June 2023 Expect the Bees to pick up the pace with four returning letterwinners, including Hipp as a third-year varsity veteran with Luke Kalanc. Matt Goul, cleveland, 16 Nov. 2022 After years of funneling offense through a super-sized frontcourt, USC is thinking smaller this season, with plans to rely more on four-guard lineups to spread the floor, pick up the pace and, most importantly, fire away from deep. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2022 If Perez had a little support in the pitching department, or if the Rangers’ offense could pick up the pace and produce runs in more timely fashion, this team would be at least three games above .500 instead of sagging along at 24-27, three games below. Dallas News, 5 June 2022 And that means that governments, financial institutions and companies alike are going to have to pick up the pace in terms of education, goal-setting and action. Felicia Jackson, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 The research underscores the urgency to pick up the pace of vaccination in the United States and decrease the numbers of people susceptible to severe illness. New York Times, 30 July 2021 With none in the past three, the three-time All-Pro needs to pick up the pace. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 6 Dec. 2020 Scientists say the United States must dramatically pick up the pace of building solar farms, wind turbines, batteries and electric power lines to have any hope of avoiding the worst consequences of global warming. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2023

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“Pick up the pace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%20up%20the%20pace. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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