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hit the gas

To move quickly; to accelerate or go faster. Used especially while riding in an automobile. We'll need to hit the gas if we want to make it to the movie on time.
See also: gas, hit
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Fire assist, landscaper hit gas line, 279 Spring St.
On the wells Arkoma would drill in the Arkoma Basin, The Dallas Morning News reported that a computer analysis showed that the company hit gas 95 percent of the time-a fantastic success rate in an industry where the average is 15 percent for new exploration.
You can spend millions and millions of pounds and not hit oil or hit gas.
ARMED ELEMENTS' The governor of Khartoum Abdel-Rahman al-Khidir claimed that authorities have detected the movement of "organized" and "trained" elements with stated goals of carrying out the sabotage operations that hit gas stations, public transportation buses and other buildings.
The rise in crude oil prices over recent years has also hit gas users, particularly energy-hungry Asian economies, as the price of LNG sold to Asian countries has customarily been linked to the oil price.
From studying other black holes we know that sucking in the gas creates X-rays, but there's then a sort of reflux, with the region around the black hole shooting out jets of high-energy particles that hit gas around the black hole and generate radio waves," said Dr Farrell.
In April, three explosions hit gas pipelines near the holy city of Qom in central Iran, briefly cutting the flow from Iran's gas refineries in the south to the country's northwest.
Shell shut down a hydrocracker at the refinery, which would hit gas oil and jet fuel production, while all crude units were operating at reduced rates.
The hate-filled fanatics, who have been ordered to study the techniques of the IRA, also plan to hit gas and electricity stations, and want to derail trains by blowing up sections of track and sabotaging signal systems.
The economic downturn hit gas distribution hard as consumption slowed.
The Altai Earn-In Permit contains a well drilled in 1970 that hit gas and initially blew out the cement used to plug the hole.
A further 25% would make public transport cheaper and 8% would hit gas guzzlers.
Mr Darling is thought to be planning to hit gas and electricity suppliers - who have come under fire recently for raising charges while recording huge profits.
The closure has hit gas production across the area.
DANNY SIMPSON hit Gas Club for six as Park reach the second round of the Armitage Leisure Trophy.