One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Progress or work quickly or with all one's energy.
- ‘He played to a small audience accompanying himself on guitar and just poured it on.’
- ‘If you get 21 points up on somebody, you don't need to keep pouring it on.’
- ‘He really pours it on at the end, when the demons return to their graves; it's a mournful theme that makes you feel sorry for the damned.’
- ‘We came out and just jumped on them and kept pouring it on.’
- ‘Yesterday I really poured it on and ended up at under 2,000 calories.’
- ‘And I think he still can pull it out on Tuesday, but he's got to really pour it on in the few days.’
- ‘Atmosphere, dread and horror are things that come naturally to him and here he pours it on liberally.’
- ‘As we melted with the feeling of the song, he poured it on.’
- ‘After Sunday's game he spoke of pouring it on at the end to ‘demoralize’ his opponents, as if merely winning by 20 and scoring 70 wouldn't do the trick - it had to be 80.’
- ‘In the third quarter, he poured it on, racking up 19 points in his inimitably blue-collar fashion.’
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