put foot to the floor

put your foot to the floor

  (American)
to suddenly increase your speed when you are driving I put my foot to the floor and reached the apartment in less than an hour.
See also: floor, foot, put
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However, our Christmas family trimming days came to an end when I realised that once I had all the trimmings down from loft, there was no room to put foot to the floor let alone to put up a stepladder to get to the top branches.