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a head of steam

the ​forceproduced by a ​largeamount of ​steam in a ​closedspace a ​situation in which a ​person or an ​activitystarts to ​become very ​active or ​successful: They're really ​beginning to build up a head of ​steam for ​theircampaign.
(Definition of a head of steam from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a head of steam”
in Chinese (Simplified) 蒸汽压力, 初见成效,开始获得成功…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蒸汽壓力, 初見成效,開始獲得成功…
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