get up a head of steam

get up a head of steam
generate enough power to move, get up to speed
  

If I get up a head of steam, I can knock down the door.


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  • get up a head of steam — get up/build up/work up/a head of steam phrase to start to become active and successful This week the campaign finally started building up a head of steam. Thesaurus: to be, or to become successfulsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • get up a head of steam — build/get/work up a head of steam to get enough energy, support, or enthusiasm to do something effectively. In the last three months the campaign has built up a good head of steam …   New idioms dictionary

  • build up a head of steam — get up/build up/work up/a head of steam phrase to start to become active and successful This week the campaign finally started building up a head of steam. Thesaurus: to be, or to become successfulsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • work up a head of steam — get up/build up/work up/a head of steam phrase to start to become active and successful This week the campaign finally started building up a head of steam. Thesaurus: to be, or to become successfulsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • build up a head of steam — build/get/work up a head of steam to get enough energy, support, or enthusiasm to do something effectively. In the last three months the campaign has built up a good head of steam …   New idioms dictionary

  • work up a head of steam — build/get/work up a head of steam to get enough energy, support, or enthusiasm to do something effectively. In the last three months the campaign has built up a good head of steam …   New idioms dictionary

  • head — ► NOUN 1) the upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs. 2) a person in charge; a director or leader. 3) the front, forward, or upper part or end of something …   English terms dictionary

  • head — head1 W1S1 [hed] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(top of body)¦ 2¦(mind)¦ 3¦(calm/sensible)¦ 4¦(person in charge)¦ 5¦(front/leading position)¦ 6¦(crazy)¦ 7 a head/per head 8¦(river/valley)¦ 9 come to a head 9 bring something to a head …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • head — head1 [ hed ] noun *** ▸ 1 top part of body ▸ 2 your mind and thoughts ▸ 3 leader of group ▸ 4 top/front part of something ▸ 5 white bubbles on beer ▸ 6 where river begins ▸ 7 top of drum ▸ 8 center of spot on skin ▸ 9 for counting animals ▸ 10… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • head */*/*/ — I UK [hed] / US noun Word forms head : singular head plural heads 1) [countable] the top part of your body that has your brain, eyes, mouth etc in it a bruise on the side of her head • Collocations: Verbs frequently used with head as the object… …   English dictionary

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