Eager and energetic; gung ho: BJ's rehab has gone well. He's full steam ahead (1960s+)
In fact, he said that Obama's campaign "is taking on water, and our campaign is full steam ahead!"
Word had been received that subs were in the vicinity and full steam ahead was the order of the day.
The needle flew round to "full steam ahead," and off we went.
All four French ships accompanied the two captive vessels on the voyage to Toulon—full steam ahead.
There are others who call out for "full steam ahead," and would accomplish the passage at once, whatever the risks.
When you see me bearing down, full steam ahead, give me room!
In fact, it was a record of "full steam ahead" until the day he was killed amongst his men.
Lay her a half north, fifty-seven degrees west, and full steam ahead!
Then I let the rudder lie amidships and order both engines "full steam ahead."
It should have warned the red-headed young man, but oblivious of danger signals, he was plunging on, full steam ahead.