Cooking-with-gas meaning

(idiomatic) Functioning particularly effectively; achieving something substantial.

With the updated software, I was really cooking with gas. I got the project done in half the time.

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Origin of cooking-with-gas

  • From the suggestion, heavily advertised in the 1980's and early 1990's, that stoves using natural gas as a fuel cook more effectively than, for instance, wood-burning or electric stoves.
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