put the pedal to the metal


put the pedal to the metal
a) To press the gas pedal to the maximum extent.
b) To exert maximum effort.

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  • put the pedal to the metal — see ↑pedal, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑metal put the pedal to the metal US informal 1 : to drive very fast 2 : to work very quickly We are going to have to put the pedal to the metal if we want to finish on time. • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the pedal to the metal — (put) the pedal to the metal to make something go forward or increase as fast as possible. Ingrid put the pedal to the metal and finished writing her essay a day early. Related vocabulary: floor it …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the pedal to the metal — If you put the pedal to the metal, you go faster …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • put the pedal to the metal — tv. to press a car’s accelerator to the floor; to floor it. □ Let’s go, man. Put the pedal to the metal. □ Put the pedal to the metal, and we’re out of here …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put the pedal to the metal —    If you put the pedal to the metal, you go faster.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • put the pedal to the metal — Trucker slang for Accelerate, speed up as in Let s put the pedal to the metal …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • put the pedal to the metal — Vrb phrs. To go faster, to accelerate. From the action of pressing the accelerator (gas pedal) to the floor of a vehicle in order to make it go faster …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • put the pedal to the metal — v. accelerate a car by pressing the accelerator pedal to the floor …   English slang

  • (the) pedal to the metal — (put) the pedal to the metal to make something go forward or increase as fast as possible. Ingrid put the pedal to the metal and finished writing her essay a day early. Related vocabulary: floor it …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the hammer down — go faster, floor it, pedal to the metal    If we s goin from New York to LA in two days, you got to put de hammer down …   English idioms