swing into action

idiom

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

Examples of swing into action in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the weather warms, these caretakers swing into action. Jane Margolies, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2024 At the end of the month Hong Kong International Film Festival will swing into action. Patrick Frater, Variety, 10 Mar. 2024 But the microglia cells are hypervigilant and swing into action at the first sign of trouble. Linda Marsa, Discover Magazine, 3 Dec. 2019 These cells, which have been found in macaques and birds, swing into action when an animal sees another individual doing something. Katherine Harmon Courage, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2015 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

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“Swing into action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swing%20into%20action. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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