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shift into high gear

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To begin to work at top speed; become serious: although the Senate hearings are just shifting into high gear (1970+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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