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be cooking with gas

British pronunciation/biː kˈʊkɪŋ wɪð ɡˈas/
American pronunciation/biː kˈʊkɪŋ wɪð ɡˈæs/
to be cooking with gas

to be doing very well or functioning effectively

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to [be] cooking with gas definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "be cooking with gas" and when to use it?

The phrase "be cooking with gas" comes from the mid-20th century, when gas stoves and ovens became popular for cooking. The phrase originally meant to be using gas appliances for cooking, which was seen as more efficient and effective than using other methods such as wood or coal. Over time, the phrase came to represent any situation where things are going well and progress is being made. It can be used to describe progress or success in any number of endeavors, from a project at work to personal goals or achievements.

1They'll definitely be cooking with gas!
2Now we're cooking with gas.
3Now we're cooking with gas.
4We're cooking with gas now, Andy.
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