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full steam ahead


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  • n. Alternative form of full speed ahead.


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    The phrase 'full steam ahead' being used in a non-steam-engine use goes back to a telegraph where the German Emperor fires Bismarck "so now full steam ahead"

    "FULL STEAM AHEAD It is impossible for anyone who has passed his youth to read the telegram addressed by the German Emperor to his friend at Weimar without being struck by a sense of pathos So now full steam ahead are the words in which the master of the greatest nation of the Continent ends the brief message in which he tells his friend that the ship has lost the pilot who so long guided its course It is youth in excelsis which speaks these words youth with its confident forward gaze its brilliant hopes its glorious illusions To older men even to those who have least liking for the main features of Prince Bismarck's policy the retirement of that... "

    January 28, 2013