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full on

Definition of full on in English:

1Running at or providing maximum power or capacity: he had the heater full on
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  • We heard guitars full on in both left and right directions!
  • I was driving full on back from Tesco, and at the traffic lights, in the car next to me, was Prince Edward.
  • The oven tap had been turned full on, and there was a big fat paw print next to it.
2So as to make a direct or significant impact: the recession has hit us full on
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  • He was very close to me, and I straightened my back, meeting his smouldering gaze full on in pure defiance.
  • The frantic tone caused her to roll out of bed immediately, hitting the floor full on.
  • He felt as if he had just hit a brick wall full on, the pain was incredible.
2.1 (full-on) informal Not diluted in nature or effect: this is full-on ballroom boogie
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  • But his voice is all wrong for the full on Dr. Doom effect.
  • Since all the vegetation has been removed the Canada geese have full on access to the back parking lot and are trying to come into the back door of the bird store.
  • Somehow, someone has given them my travel itinerary and they are waging a full on attack while I am incapable of traveling out there to rearrange and rectify the situation.
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