full blast

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

  • 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.

  • 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