Idiom: (go / move) into overdrive
Idiom: (go / move) into overdrive [also: in overdrive]
- to try or work extra hard or at maximum capacity
- As we get close to the conference everyone has moved into overdrive.
- I don’t even remember the last week of finals—I went into overdrive and wrote two papers and took four exams.
- You can't expect your employees to work in overdrive all the time.
- Press this button here and accelerate to put the car into overdrive.
- Production is now in overdrive so unfortunately, we cannot accept any more orders.
- We're all tapering of our workouts so we can go into overdrive at nationals next week.
- The copier broke down because it had been in overdrive for too long.
- You can actually hear that the system has gone into overdrive now so we'll have to turn it off within the hour.
- bust a gut
- bust your ass/butt (slang)
- do something for all your worth
- do your utmost
- give one hundred percent
- go all out
- got the extra mile
- go to the ends of the earth
- jump through hoops
- pull out all the stops
- spare no effort
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