put the pedal to the metal

put the pedal to the metal

Sl. to press a car's accelerator to the floor; to drive very fast. Let's go, man. Put the pedal to the metal. Put the pedal to the metal, and we'll make up some lost time.
See also: metal, pedal, put

put the pedal to the metal

tv. to press a car’s accelerator to the floor; to floor it. Put the pedal to the metal, and we’re out of here.
See also: metal, pedal, put
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Audi continue to put the pedal to the metal in motorsport, deliberately relying on TDI - the world's most successful automotive efficiency technology.
Google may want to put the pedal to the metal as it rushes robot cars out the door, but a thoughtful, deliberate approach to regulations is required.
9 coMbined insurance co2 eMissions: biK rating: Warranty: It's reasonably quiet unless you really put the pedal to the metal and the cabin does a good job of keeping external noise where it belongs - away from the DS 5's occupants.
The X Factor supremo, 54, put the pedal to the metal when he hired out an entire go-karting track in East London on Thursday night as a thank you to staff at his Syco record label.
Top designers have put the pedal to the metal again, amping up mirror metallic finishes and iridescent fabrics for SS14.
YOUNGSTERS have put the pedal to the metal in an effort to get their heroes to visit them.
Rush Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl put the pedal to the metal in this film about the sporting rivalry between playboy James Hunt and his opponent Niki Lauda.
They continued to put the pedal to the metal in the second-half, as they built a virtually insurmountable 82-37 lead after three quarters.
And put the pedal to the metal on dry land and it'll do more than 160kph.
With players able to join the street gangs and put the pedal to the metal or cruise the mean streets on the side of law and order.
The 320 horse-power, six-cylinder powerhouse is tuned to snort satisfyingly whenever you put the pedal to the metal and with torque peaking at 450Nm over a wide rev band - 1,300 to 4,500rpm - will take off explosively from almost any starting speed.
I didn't want to put the pedal to the metal all the way though.
Lisa and Dave put the pedal to the metal to beat the blizzard, but they are forced to drive into the night to complete their trips.
While political and public servants talk about creating jobs, the governor has put the pedal to the metal and delivered," West New York mayor Felix Roque told Reuters.
AS one of Hollywood's new generation of hard men, Jason Statham has put the pedal to the metal on numerous occasions to outmanoeuvre cops and bad guys, including high-octane chases in the Transporter films and the 2008 remake of Death Race.