move up a gear

angelsrolls

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Hello,

"The government moves up a gear when it comes to the economy."

This is how pro-government media perceive increases in taxes. Does move up a gear fit here?
 

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"Moving up a gear" would be to go faster. I'm not sure how that applies to government economic policies.

Theories on economics vary, of course, but I would describe tax increases as "throwing the brakes" on the economy.
 

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Pro-government media can assert such a thing.
 
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