put the pedal to the metal

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Verb[edit]

put the pedal to the metal

  1. (idiomatic) To press the gas pedal to the maximum extent.
  2. (idiomatic) To exert maximum effort.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (press the gas pedal to the maximum extent): floor it
  • (to exert maximum effort): go all out