full steam (or speed) ahead


full steam (or speed) ahead
full steam (or speed) ahead
proceeding with as much speed or energy as possible.
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  • full steam ahead — ► full steam (or speed) ahead proceeding with as much speed or energy as possible. Main Entry: ↑full …   English terms dictionary

  • full speed ahead — ► full steam (or speed) ahead proceeding with as much speed or energy as possible. Main Entry: ↑full …   English terms dictionary

  • full steam/speed ahead — used to say that something is being done with as much speed and power as possible The work started slowly, but now it s full steam ahead. The campaign is going full speed ahead. • • • Main Entry: ↑full …   Useful english dictionary

  • full steam ahead — see under ↑steam • • • Main Entry: ↑full full steam ahead 1. Forward at the greatest speed possible 2. With maximum effort • • • Main Entry: ↑steam …   Useful english dictionary

  • full steam ahead — with all possible energy and enthusiasm. The real estate market has heated up, and building is going full steam ahead. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form it s full steam ahead: It s full steam ahead for Internet service providers today.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • full steam ahead —  Proceed without delay at maximum speed …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • full — Ⅰ. full [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space. 2) (full of) having a large number or quantity of. 3) not lacking or omitting anything; complete. 4) (full of) unable to stop talking or… …   English terms dictionary

  • full — full1 adjective 1》 containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space.     ↘having eaten as much as one is able.     ↘filled with intense emotion.     ↘(full of) having a large number or quantity of.     ↘(full of) unable …   English new terms dictionary

  • full — full1 W1S1 [ful] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(no space)¦ 2¦(including everything)¦ 3¦(highest amount/level)¦ 4¦(having a lot of something)¦ 5¦(food)¦ 6¦(emphasis)¦ 7¦(busy)¦ 8¦(rank)¦ 9 be full of yourself 10 be full of crap/shi …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Steam engine — A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid. [ [http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/564472/steam engine steam engine Britannica Online Encyclopedia ] ] Steam engines have a long history,… …   Wikipedia