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in full swing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv in full swing proceeding with full vigor "the party was in full swing"
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Idioms

In full swing - If things are in full swing, they have been going for a sufficient period of time to be going well and very actively.
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Usage

In literature:

While a one-step was in full swing some would-be wag suddenly turned off all the lights.
"Uncanny Tales" by Various
Outside several engines were now in full swing pumping water into the first floor, which was burning furiously from end to end.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
What Life can compare with the jolly Town Rakes, When in his full swing of all Pleasure he takes?
"Wit and Mirth: or Pills to Purge Melancholy, Vol. 5 of 6" by Various
The romantic movement in French literature, now in full swing, was directly inspired by Scott.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
A few hours later Lady Kelsey's dance was in full swing, and to all appearances it was a great success.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
The Pan-German campaign was in full swing by then.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
Excited betting was in full swing when I appeared on the scene.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
Meantime the dairy is a scene of work and bustle; cheesemaking being in full swing.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
The whole system was "in full swing" here, within living memory.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
The battle would be in full swing in a minute.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
The full swing of the personalities of the speakers in a conversation is what makes the flint strike fire.
"Conversation" by Mary Greer Conklin
When the party might be said to be in full swing I do not know that it was much duller, or more pointless, than receptions in England.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
It was crowded now; the roaring business of the little hours was in full swing.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Next in order came the Challenge Cup, and the competition for that trophy was in full swing.
"Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches" by David Drummond Bone
The seventh and last of these famous supper parties was in full swing.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The outdoor camp meeting was in full swing.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
When Reg and Amy, accompanied by Mrs. Whyte, arrived, the ball was in full swing.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
In winter, when his social work is in full swing, he spends almost all his evenings at a large Working-Men's club.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
He seemed to take in the situation at a glance, and quickly drew back into the bushes to give the runaway horse full swing in the narrow road.
"Jolly Sally Pendleton" by Laura Jean Libbey
But on estates where the commissioners are allowed their full swing, the whole nature of the property in the land will be altered.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

Above me in their hundred schools
The magpies bend their young to rules,
And like an apron full of jewels
The dewy cobweb swings.
"Behind the Closed Eye" by Francis Ledwidge
All things, save I, are full of life:
The minas, pluming velvet breasts;
The monkeys, in their foolish strife;
The swooping hawks, the swinging nests;
"The Mango-Tree" by Charles Kingsley
Now is the hour when, swinging in the breeze,
Each flower, like a censer, sheds its sweet.
The air is full of scents and melodies,
O languorous waltz ! O swoon of dancing feet!
"Harmonic Du Soir" by Lord Alfred Douglas
Full-leaved the apple-tree wishes naught
Over the lofty mountains!
Spreading, when summer hither is brought,
Waiting till next time in its thought;
Many a bird it is swinging,
Knowing not what they are singing.
"Over The Lofty Mountains" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

Summer is in full swing, so you're probably spending more time outside—um, right.
With the online video movement in full swing and YouTube attracting 98.9 million viewers to 5.9 billion videos in December 2008, according to digital media tracker comScore, businesses of all sizes are looking to cash in on the trend.
Boy Scouts popcorn sales in full swing.
The NFL is in full swing as seven weeks of the season are in the books.
With November in full swing, folks are starting to gear up for the holiday season.
Season 2 of Vh1's sexy Monday night girl-power drama Single Ladies is back in full swing and aiming to please fans.
The annual United Way campaign is in full swing, with agencies and volunteers spreading the word about the work they do.
Debate season is in full swing.
0Flu season in full swing across southwest Georgia.
With summer here, grilling season is in full swing and I have deck parties and picnics to attend.
Albany State University's homecoming celebration is in full swing .
Black Friday in full swing .
Timbers' roster renovation in full swing .
The United Way of Greater Texarkana's fundraising campaign is in full swing .
Salvation Army, United Way campaigns in full swing .
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In science:

It is not the world of Konfuzius, following rigid laws and simple structures, but rather the world of Laotse, full of complexity, a world in the eternal swing between Yin and Yang.
The Physics of Flavor is the Flavor of Physics
With three DIS machines (HERMES, Compass, JLab) running at different energies and RHIC spin program in a full swing, we will soon have more precise data to cover a wide spectrum of spin physics. A new experiment to test the factorization of SIDIS was just proposed to JLab .
Summary of Spin Physics Parallel Sessions
The physics program remains in full swing and plenty of new results were presented at DIS08 which are approaching the anticipated final precision, fulfilling and exceeding the physics plans and the previsions of the upgrade program.
What HERA may provide ?
The LHC era is in full swing, also in flavour physics.
New physics searches in flavour physics
Pixel Detectors, as the current technology of choice for the innermost vertex detection, have reached a stage at which large detectors have been built for the LHC experiments and a new era of developments, both for hybrid and for monolithic or semi-monolithic pixel detectors is in full swing.
Pixel Detectors for Charged Particles
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