When the going gets tough, I just shift down into a nice low gear and take it easy.
Instead having a low gear that you can sustain going up for a long time will probably work better.
New England was the team that played in low gear.
So much going in low gear had boiled it out.
The party was still going on, but it had shifted to a lower gear.
When the car came to a stop, the lower gear was again engaged.
Tom turned on the lights and moved out of the camp in low gear.
This is similar to a car operating in low gear.
But it has not been enough to kick the local economy out of low gear.
John felt them making a sweeping turn to the left, then low gears for about five minutes.