full steam ahead

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - full steam ahead

"full steam ahead"

with all possible energy and enthusiasm


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - full steam ahead

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Looks like the funding for the factory expansion has just become available.

Colleague 2:  That's great. Now we can progress with the construction. Good thing because we have so many outstanding orders to fill and we could really use the increased production.

Colleague 1:  In fact, we need to fill orders so urgently that the expansion project is going to go full steam ahead.

Colleague 2:  When do we anticipate completion?

Colleague 1:  In just over two months.

Colleague 2:  Wow. That is really fast. I would have thought a project like that would take at least six months.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - full steam ahead

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  What are you doing tonight?

Friend 2:  The same as last night and the night before and the night before that.

Friend 1:  So, you are going to work the telephones for donations for the charity you are involved with?

Friend 2:  Yes. We are so close to our goal of one hundred thousand dollars to build a new neighborhood playground that fundraising is going full steam ahead.

full steam ahead - Usage:


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full steam ahead - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for full steam ahead.

full steam ahead - Examples:

1) ... with the reduced rate of office vacancies it's clear that the city is rolling full steam ahead

2)  ... rejected any talk of defeat. "We are full steam ahead. I believe we've got some momentum. I believe we're going ...

3)  By then, the Space Race was running full steam ahead, culminating in the manned Apollo Moon landings in 1969.

4)  There was no close down, we're running full steam ahead, there's over a thousand people on site.

5)  Make sure you eat a little something as well beforehand as the show goes full steam ahead for a full two hours.

6)  ... disdainfully brushing off ridiculous warnings of icebergs and giving orders to push on, full steam ahead.

7)  The intelligence folks think that the Iranians aren't necessarily moving full steam ahead with the development of a nuclear weapon, but that there's fairly robust ...

8)  After we had the script written up, we really went full steam ahead. We did our best to sell the project to a well-established and experienced ...

9)  It's full steam ahead with our strategy... we absolutely are on the right path.

10)  ... book tells you to ignore all the voices that tell you to charge full steam ahead toward your goals. Instead, his perspective is that you have to zigzag ...

11)  ... now with the latest and greatest product set in hand, is full steam ahead. He intends to even further distance Apple from its competition.

12)  You just needed the courage to go after your dreams full steam ahead, even when you were dead broke.

13)  ... grips with my shortage of artistic inspiration, I've decided to go on full steam ahead with my game features and underlying systems.

14)  With the governance question resolved, we can now move full steam ahead with efforts to ensure that this school year is marked by more great progress.

15)  Once we have all of that in place, we are full steam ahead.

16)  ... bleeding internally or appears to be having another mini-stroke, then yeah, full steam ahead to the nearest hospital.

17)  ... first to "get my feet wet" or should I just dive in full steam ahead and wake up one morning somewhere in a hut in Mongolia with a hot ...

18)  If he put his mind to something, it was full steam ahead. He was fiercely independent. He had such an entrepreneurial spirit. 

19)  Apart, that is, from France, which is continuing full steam ahead towards a fiscal cliff.

20)  It's good to see things are moving full steam ahead. Micheal is aiming to have the book ready for sale/distribution in ...