Also, at full blast. At full power, with great energy; also, as loud as possible. For example, The committee is working full blast on the plans, or The fanfare featured the trumpets at full blast. This expression transfers the strong currents of air used in furnaces to anything being done at full power. [Late 1700s]
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How to use full blast in a sentence
But as anybody who runs air conditioning full blast knows, staying cool can be an expensive proposition.
Dixon turned on the air conditioner and radio, both full blast, to drown out the thumping.
“Whatever he did, the afterburners went on and he went full blast,” Singer said in an interview.New Clues in the Mysterious Disappearance of Multimillionaire Guma Aguiar | Matthew DeLuca | August 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Inside, the A/C is on full-blast, pumping out frigid gusts of air.
The American civil war was at this time in full blast, and large bounties were offered for volunteers.The Mysteries of Montreal | Charlotte Fuhrer
The old pike was in full blast then, and as many as thirty coaches were driven along it both ways every day.The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight
He takes the full blast of the wrath of the Law and fulfills its demands most meticulously.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians | Martin Luther
If their workshop must be enforcedly idle for so long, they desire that when in work there shall be full blast and double tides.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
But along to the161 right with a rolling crash the rifles burst out into full blast again.Grapes of wrath | Boyd Cable