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Full swing


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Full swing free course; unrestrained liberty; “Leaving corrupt nature to . . . the full swing and freedom of its own extravagant actings.” South (Colloq
    • Full swing See under Full.
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Full swing - If a something is in full swing, it is going or doing well.
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.


In literature:

The parade was on, the Croopsters in full swing, already mostly drunk.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
She would choose the moment when the Corso was lighted up, and when the evening assembly was in full swing.
"Captain Mansana and Mother's Hands" by Björnstjerne Björnson
I was thoroughly angry, and gave my passion full swing.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
But Big Baptiste, now two hundred yards in advance, swinging along in full view of the party, stopped with a scared cry.
"Old Man Savarin and Other Stories" by Edward William Thomson
A Chenille Massacre was in full swing on the 3d floor, just between the Porch Furniture and Special Clothing for Airmen.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Looking out, he beheld an interesting affair in full swing.
"Under the Country Sky" by Grace S. Richmond
The ground soon dried, and camp-life continued in full swing.
"For the Sake of the School" by Angela Brazil
The afternoon classes were in full swing.
"Rebels of the Red Planet" by Charles Louis Fontenay
Tennis was in full swing in the Junior corner, where all sorts of play, good, bad and indifferent, was going on at the nets.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
Despatches from the mainland report that the season is now in full swing.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
His presence in any gathering was like a benediction of good cheer, and when his tail was in full swing he looked like a golden jubilee.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
If a man is thoroughly mean by nature, let him give full swing to his meanness.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
Instantly the sloop began to swing around, heading full for the stone pier upon which the bridge swung.
"The Young Bridge-Tender" by Arthur M. Winfield
The boat was ready when they returned to the little pier, and the unloading in full swing.
"Menhardoc" by George Manville Fenn
Then there was more and more, and at last the works were in full swing.
"Patience Wins" by George Manville Fenn
Ronald Morton had gone through the usual vicissitudes of a midshipman's career, during the full swing of a hot and somewhat bloody war.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
He journeyed to the upper region, and there came upon the party in full swing.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
January found the social life of the town in full swing.
"On the Stairs" by Henry B. Fuller
Then you find avarice and jealousy and sensuality and fraud having full swing in some families.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
The revel was in full swing at Osbaldistone Hall when they returned.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett

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
My heart was full of softening showers,
I used to swing like this for hours,
I did not care for war or death,
I was glad to draw my breath.
"My Heart Was Full" by Stevie Smith
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
I see them swing their way from port to port
Unquestioning across the trackless sea,
And their majestic passing hath import
Full strange and whispering eternity.
"Summer Sea" by Robert Steel Byrnes
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:

Happily, there are still plenty of good cookbooks out there, and with the gift giving season in full swing, I thought I'd highlight a few that I've encountered recently.
The holiday season is in full swing but for some, it's hard to be cheerful.
Stone crab season is in full swing here in South Florida seafood lovers are lining up to crack some delicious crabs .
But there is another hunt that is currently in full swing.
With holiday shopping in full swing, many will be using debit cards for transactions.
Fall is in full swing.
Summer may have just hit full swing here in New York, but it won't be long until the leaves start to change.
Holiday Party Season is in full swing.
2012 Firearms Deer Hunting Season is in full swing.
As the holiday season gets into full swing, you may not feel as cheerful and festive these days as some of your friends and family members.
The Fall Tour of the AAPG Distinguished Lecture series is in full swing.
Bend Spay and Neuter Project's third annual Doggie Coat Drive is in full swing.
The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation, or CALM, Act goes into full swing Thursday and local broadcasters say they have the tools to comply.
The holiday shopping season is now in full swing.
To most of us watching the Summer Games, now in full swing in London, the idea of being an Olympian seems far out of grasp.

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