(to be) in high gear

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - in high gear

"(to be) in high gear"

to be at the highest level of activity or operation


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - in high gear

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I know there was a slow start to the new advertising campaign. How is it going now?

Colleague 2:  We had a few problems at the start but the campaign is in high gear now.

Colleague 1:  So all the ads are up and running?

Colleague 2:  The complete campaign is now in place and doing well.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - in high gear

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Looks like we might have to change our plans.

Friend 2:  I was so looking forward to driving up to the cabin for some skiing.

Friend 1:  With this blizzard in high gear, it just wouldn't be safe to drive.

Friend 2:  The storm is raging. There must be thirty or forty centimeters of snow on the roads. I guess we will have to stay home.

(to be) in high gear - Usage:


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(to be) in high gear - Gerund Form:

Being in high gear, the new production line is working to capacity.

(to be) in high gear - Examples:

1)  The bill comes as Duterte's war on crime is in high gear, with at least 200 people killed in the past month, according to police ...

2)  ANC's mobilisation machinery is in high gear as the organisation's leadership blitz locations in and around the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

3)  The party season is in high gear and we are constantly being reminded of the need to put on our dancing shoes.

4)  The Pet Expo is back in high gear, with many events and conferences for pet owners and their furry companions.

5)  There is no surer sign that the summer gigging season is in high gear than a rake of ads everywhere you look for some big show or other.

6)  Preparations are on in high gear across the country and abroad to celebrate the International Day of Yoga tomorrow.

7)  By the late 1990s, miniaturization and digitization were in high gear. Small digital cameras were mainstream.

8)  The cotton harvest is in high gear in Uzbekistan. That means officials are pressing legions of school-age children into service

9)  Training sessions are in high gear. Here's one of Vin Diesel training hard for his upcoming role ...

10)  Chilean harvest in high gear. The harvest has recently kicked off and will continue until late July.

11)  20,000 Canadians rely on equipment powered by these isotopes and once production is in high gear, Saskatoon can supply isotopes to other cities for profit.

12)  The teachers' strike organized by Marty Spinella is in high gear and children are out of school.

13)  One week after my visit and FluCamp is now in high gear. Around 20 volunteers are occupying the quarantine centre.

14)  The transition to cloud computing is in high gear among Canadian technology partners.

15)  With the festival season in high gear, the only thing left to do is to decide which one to go to.

16)  The beautification plan of the mall is in high gear and you can witness the change happening.

17)  With the holiday season in high gear, Indians are flocking to the online marketplace in droves.

18)  Montreal in the middle of a bitterly cold Canadian winter, a snowstorm in high gear.

19)  The atmosphere in the Olympic Village -- which is in high gear even a week before opening ceremonies ...

20)  With hardware incubators graduating legions of new entrepreneurs, crowd-funding in high gear and an increasing number of VCs excited about the space ...