In this we were moderately successful and we soon had our mining operations in full blast.
I think the full blast would be better than any more of your 'gentle' hints.
Harvey put the horn to his lips and blew a loud, full blast.
I skirted the town, therefore, so as not to meet with the full blast of the riot.
She showed like chemical works in full blast as we swept out of Bantry and headed south for the Scillies.
At the Come-Outer chapel the testifying and singing were in full blast.
Business was in full blast in many of the streets, and there were but few evidences that it was the day of rest.
Then I gave her a full blast, quickly, only a moment or two.
Then there would be silence for perhaps ten minutes: by that time another fight would be in full blast.
The air is like that of a pre-Adamite ironing-day in full blast.
Old English blæst "blowing, breeze, puff of wind," from Proto-Germanic *bles- (cf. Old Norse blastr, Old High German blast "a blowing, blast," German blasen, Gothic blesan "to blow"), from PIE *bhle- "to blow," probably a variant of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
Meaning "explosion" is from 1630s; that of "noisy party, good time" is from 1953, American English slang. Sense of "strong current of air for iron-smelting" (1690s) led to blast furnace and transferred sense in full blast "the extreme" (1839). Blast was the usual word for "a smoke of tobacco" c.1600.
Old English blæstan "to blow, belch forth," from the root of blast (n.). Since 16c., often "to breathe on balefully." Meaning "to blow up by explosion" is from 1758. Related: Blasted; blasting. Blast off (n.) is attested from 1950.
: a full-blast campaign for mayor
To the limit of capacity; with no restraint; all-out (1839+)
An exclamation of dismay, irritation, frustration, etc; an imprecation • (1630s+)