in full swing
Also, in full cry. In full operation, at the highest level of activity. For example, After the strike it would be some time before production was in full swing, or His supporters were out in full cry. The first expression, dating from the mid-1800s, alludes to the vigorous movement of a swinging body. The second employs full cry in the sense of “vigorous pursuit,” a usage dating from the late 1500s that may be dying out.
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To put it rather uncharitably, the USPHS practiced a major dental experiment on a city full of unconsenting subjects.
Asian-Americans are a group of persuadable swing voters, growing faster than any other group in America today.
Could the (thus far) timid trembling give way to a full-on, grand mal seizure?
So we know that boring down to the bedrock and pumping it full of fluid can cause earthquakes.
It used to carry livestock but sailed its final voyage with a hold full of Syrian men, women, and children.
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
It is full of poetic feeling, and the flesh tints are unusually natural.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
One would not have wanted her white neck a mite less full or her beautiful arms more slender.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin