fire on all cylinders

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fire on all cylinders

  1. (idiomatic) To operate as effectively as possible.
    • 2011 January 22, Ian Hughes, “Arsenal 3 - 0 Wigan”, BBC:
      The performance was a sign of real intent for Arsenal as they continue their pursuit for silverware on four fronts - and with Van Persie firing on all cylinders, the odds look good on them winning a first trophy since 2005.

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