floor it

floor it

Fig. to press down hard and fast on the accelerator of a vehicle. She floored it and sped off over the hill.
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floor it

to drive as fast as you can Some drivers seem to believe a yellow traffic light means floor it and rush through an intersection as fast as possible.
Related vocabulary: (put) the pedal to the metal
Etymology: based on the idea that you push the pedal (part worked with the foot) down to the floor of a car to go as fast as you can
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floor it

  (American informal)
to drive a car as fast as it will go He likes to take his sports car out on the road and floor it.
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References in classic literature ?
When we occupy the first floor it takes an elaborate dinner at the Continental to give us the same amount of satisfaction.