find another gear

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find another gear

  1. (idiomatic, sports) To suddenly achieve an extra burst of athletic performance, especially after a sustained period of competitive exertion.
  2. (idiomatic, by extension) To achieve enhanced performance.
    • 2001 July 8, Frank Gibney Jr., "Hyundai In High Gear," Time (retrieved 24 Oct 2015):
      Management's ultimate goal is to become one of the world's top five automakers. That will require finding another gear.
    • 2010 Nov. 17, Steve Marsi, "NCIS Review: "Enemies Foreign"," TV Fanatic (retrieved 24 Oct 2015):
      It's amazing that after seven-plus seasons as one of the most consistently compelling shows on TV, NCIS still finds another gear with certain story arcs.

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