Hi guys and welcome back to Robby’s English Harmony video blog!
In today’s video episode we’re going to look at another English idiomatic expression. And this time around the expression in question is:
IN FULL SWING
And just let me tell you right off the bat that English Harmony video recording and production is in full swing now. I’ve been trying to record one video a day but obviously I don’t always get around to do that but I’m trying. So basically, I’m trying to record one video at least every two days or so.
So needless to say, at this particular moment in time I already have loads of videos ready to be edited, published on my YouTube channel and on my blog and it’s just what I enjoy doing. I enjoy practicing my spoken English and at the same time passing the knowledge on to you guys, right?
So the expression “in full swing” you might actually have already guessed what it kind of means just from the context when I told you that English Harmony video production and recording is in full swing. But if you’re not a 100% sure what exactly it means, then stay with me for a few more minutes and everything is going to become a 100% clear to you, my friends!
So welcome back!
In full swing. Just like I told you in the beginning of this video, the English Harmony video production and video recording and all that kind of stuff is in full swing. So as you can clearly see, in full swing means in full action. Basically it’s happening. What’s the best way to describe it? It’s happening at the maximum capacity, if you like, right?
And you can actually think of it quite literally when something is in full swing. Obviously, the word swing, to swing describes the action of moving from one side to the other, right? When something swings. And then you have the swing that you get on and then you actually swing yourself, right? So when something is in full swing, it’s in full action. It happens at the maximum capacity, just like I told you, right?
And let me just come up with another example. In my previous job which I quit last year I was working in a knitwear factory for 6 years or thereabouts. Slightly less than 6 years, right?
But anyway, every summer, actually starting from the month of April or May or so the production was in full swing preparing for the next year’s school season, right? And that’s when everyone was going crazy. And that’s actually part of the reason why I had to quit the job then because I just couldn’t handle it, right?
The stress was hitting an all-time-high towards the end and I just couldn’t handle it anymore.
But this was just another example to illustrate the usage of the expression “in full swing”. So basically school wear manufacturing was in full swing. Basically, there were record numbers of school jumpers and other parts of the uniform manufactured on a daily basis and the whole manufacturing process was in full swing.
And let me come up with the third example because as you may know if you’ve been following my blog for a while that I’m trying to come up with three sample sentences in each and every one of these videos, right? So what else is in full swing?
The PC maintenance and networking course I’m currently attending in Dublin, right?
In the beginning we were kind of eased into the routine. The first week the teacher was letting us go home early everyday just to get us used to the rhythm, get us used to the whole concept of learning.
And then gradually week after week, we had to study more, we had to study harder and now, currently at this stage the studies are in full swing.
So we’re basically spending the entire day being really immersed into the whole PC thing. We’re learning plenty of theory and it’s also a very hands-on course, meaning that it’s a very practical one.
We have to do loads of things on the computers. Each of us has our work station with four computers which is loads. And we have different operation systems and we have to wipe the hard drives, re-install the operation systems and all that. So the whole study process is in full swing. And sometimes I get a little bit overwhelmed with that but I’m truly enjoying the whole process, right?
So here’s how you use the phrase “in full swing” and now I want you to tell me what’s in full swing in your life. Publish your sample sentences in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I possibly can. Thanks for watching this video my friends and chat to you soon. Bye bye!
P.S. Would you like to find out why I’m highlighting some of the text in red? Read this article and you’ll learn why it’s so important to learn idiomatic expressions and how it will help you to improve your spoken English!
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