give it/her the gun(redirected from gave 'er the gun)
give it/her the gun
To accelerate or rev an engine. The burglar leapt into the getaway car and yelled, "Give it the gun, the cops are coming!"
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Give it the gun.and Give her the gun.
Fig. to make a motor or engine run faster; to rev up an engine. (The her is often pronounced "er.") Bill: How fast will this thing go? Bob: I'll give it the gun and see. Hurry up, driver. Give 'er the gun. I've got to get there immediately.
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give it the gunaccelerate powerfully in a car. informal
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give it the gun
tv. to gun an engine; to rev an engine up. I gave it the gun, and it backfired.
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