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    picked up steam?

    The controversy picked up steam on Wednesday when a newspaper published the story behind the issue.

    What does it mean of picked up steam?

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    Re: picked up steam?

    Think of a steam engine. It can't start from cold - it has to 'get up steam' before it can move; and at the beginning of its journey it can't go at top speed.

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