One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Generate enough pressure to drive a steam engine.
2(of a project in its early stages) gradually gain more impetus and driving force.‘his campaign steadily picked up steam’
- ‘The experience of the past year has forced the company to reorient its strategy, including a few steps in reverse, in order to pick up steam.’
- ‘Television star Thompson entered the race later than the other candidates and has yet to pick up the steam on the campaign.’
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