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Meaning of “at full/half throttle” in the English Dictionary

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at full/half throttle

at ​full/​halfspeed or ​power: He's ​working at ​full throttle (= as hard as he can) to get the ​jobfinished. The ​captain of the ​boat had his ​engines at ​full throttle.
(Definition of at full/half throttle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “at full/half throttle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 以全速/半速, 尽全力/以一半的力量…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以全速/半速, 盡全力/以一半的力量…
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