Definition of in full swing in US English:

in full swing


  • At the height of activity.

    ‘by nine-thirty the dance was in full swing’
    • ‘The carnival is in full swing with plenty of activities for all the family.’
    • ‘The fine weather has been greatly welcomed by the people of the locality with the cutting of turf in full swing.’
    • ‘The annual Garda anti drink-driving campaign at Christmas time is now in full swing.’
    • ‘The drinking is in full swing - the men oblivious to the desecration that has just occurred.’
    • ‘Preparations for the competition will be in full swing by the end of January.’
    • ‘A new 6pm to midnight shift was introduced this month, when the festive party season was in full swing.’
    • ‘The training camps, which will get into full swing shortly, should design special sessions to make the best use of the change.’
    • ‘The centre is now back in full swing with various groups and organisations using the facilities.’
    • ‘Lizzie and I arrived at Trafalgar Square with the parade in full swing.’
    • ‘Come New Year the gym will be full of newbies and the diet season will be in full swing.’