swing into action


: to quickly start doing something
They have to be ready to swing into action at a moment's notice.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There was some thought the NBA might try to take the draft pick away from Dallas or reduce its ping-pong ball chances, but, realistically, that would have just been asking for Cuban’s lawyers to swing into action. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 15 Apr. 2023 When their art-collector father André (Dussollier) suffers a debilitating stroke, novelist Emmanuèle (Marceau) and her sister Pascale (Géraldine Pailhas) swing into action as attentive carers at the hospital. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2023 If farmers still don’t agree to stop logging or planting avocados, that’s when Cheran’s forestry patrols swing into action. Mark Stevenson, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Jan. 2022 SREs then swing into action to remediate and get the application back to life. Janakiram Msv, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2023 The 14-year-old firm can swing into action at the last minute, sometimes with as little notice as six hours before service. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 2 Jan. 2023 Why do Dennis, Charlie, Frank, and Mac swing into action, cooking up a two-pronged strategy to boost Dee's spirits? Dennis Perkins, EW.com, 3 Sep. 2022 The robotic arms then swing into action, drawing precise measurements from among 140 liquor bottles and 16 mixers extended upside down from the ceiling above the bar. Ron Hurtibise, Sun Sentinel, 12 May 2022 Memory B cells are one of those layers, cells that live for years in the bone marrow, ready to swing into action and produce more antibodies when needed. Carla K. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 3 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Swing into action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swing%20into%20action. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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