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English definition of “step/move up a gear”

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step/move up a gear

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.
Translations of “step/move up a gear”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指體育運動中)大有轉機,開始有很大起色…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指体育运动中)大有转机,开始有很大起色…
(Definition of step/move up a gear from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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