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English definition of “at full/half throttle”

at full/half throttle

at full/half speed or power: He's working at full throttle (= as hard as he can) to get the job finished. The captain of the boat had his engines at full throttle.Speed of motion
(Definition of at full/half throttle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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