change/shift/switch gears


change/shift/switch gears
change/shift/switch gears (US) (or Brit change gear)
: to move from one level or area of activity to another

He once again changed gears in his career.

She's decided to shift gears, quit her job, and go back to school.

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Main Entry:gear

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