wade in

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To walk heavily, slowly, and with difficulty:
phrasal verb
wade in or into
1. To move or thrust at, under, or into the midst of with sudden force:
2. To start work on vigorously:
Idiom: hop to it.
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w>wade in

(fig inf) (= join in a fight, controversy)sich einmischen (inf); (= tackle problem etc)sich voll reinstürzen or -werfen (inf), → sich hineinknien (inf); the new boss waded in with a few staff changesder neue Chef hat sich gleich mächtig ins Zeug gelegt und ein paar Umbesetzungen vorgenommen (inf)
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