step/move up a gear Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “step/move up a gear” in the English Dictionary

"step/move up a gear" in British English

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step/move up a gear

UK informal to ​start to do something ​better, ​especially in ​sports, in a way that is ​easy to ​see: After a ​disappointing first ​half, United ​moved up a gear and took ​control of the ​game.
(Definition of step/move up a gear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “step/move up a gear”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指体育运动中)大有转机,开始有很大起色…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指體育運動中)大有轉機,開始有很大起色…
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