fire on all cylinders

Fire on all cylinders
If something is firing on all cylinders, it is going as well as it could.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • fire on all cylinders —    If something is firing on all cylinders, it is going as well as it could.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Fire on all cylinders —   If something is firing on all cylinders, it is going as well as it could …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • fire on all cylinders — verb To operate as effectively as possible …   Wiktionary

  • firing on all cylinders — phrase putting a lot of energy and effort into doing something The team managed to record a crucial victory without firing on all cylinders. Thesaurus: energetic and livelysynonym Main entry: fire * * * firing on all (four) cylinders …   Useful english dictionary

  • firing on all cylinders — ► firing on all (four) cylinders functioning at a peak level. Main Entry: ↑fire …   English terms dictionary

  • fire — fire1 W1S1 [faıə US faır] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(flames that destroy things)¦ 2¦(flames for heating/cooking etc)¦ 3¦(heating equipment)¦ 4¦(shooting)¦ 5¦(be attacked)¦ 6¦(emotion)¦ 7 fire in your belly 8¦(sick/injured)¦ 9 light a fire under somebody …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fire — /ˈfaɪə / (say fuyuh) noun 1. the active principle of burning or combustion, manifested by the evolution of light and heat. 2. a burning mass of material, as on a hearth or in a furnace. 3. the destructive burning of a building, town, forest,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fire — fire1 [ faır ] noun *** ▸ 1 uncontrolled burning ▸ 2 controlled burning ▸ 3 shooting with gun ▸ 4 strong feeling ▸ 5 equipment for heating ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount flames and heat from something that is burning in an uncontrolled way:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fire — 1 noun 1 BURNING (U) the flames, light and heat produced when something burns: The warehouse was completely destroyed by fire. | be on fire (=be burning): The house is on fire! | catch fire/catch on fire (=start to burn): Mary knocked the candle… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fire */*/*/ — I UK [ˈfaɪə(r)] / US [faɪr] noun Word forms fire : singular fire plural fires 1) [countable/uncountable] flames and heat from something that is burning in an uncontrolled way The school was badly damaged by fire. Three children died in a fire at… …   English dictionary


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