step on it

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Automobile accelerators are usually foot pedals. Hence, stepping down harder, increases the acceleration.

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step on it

  1. To drive fast; to step on the accelerator.
    If I step on it, I can still arrive on time.
  2. (idiomatic) To act quickly.
    They'll have to step on it to finish the paper tonight.

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