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deserve a medal

To warrant recognition for persevering through a challenging or tedious situation. This phrase is usually used humorously. Our realtor deserves a medal for putting up with all of our questions today.
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put the pedal to the metal

1. To press down the accelerator (of an automobile) as far as possible; to accelerate to or travel at the maximum speed. It would normally take us three days driving to New York from Colorado, but with my brother putting the pedal to the metal, we made it in two. We're going to be late—put the pedal to the medal!
2. By extension, to do something with maximum speed or effort. Put the pedal to the metal, boys—we need to get these packages shipped by the end of the day.
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pedal to the metal

1. Drive as fast as you can; push the accelerator down. We're going to be late—pedal to the medal!
2. Do something with maximum speed or effort. Pedal to the metal, boys—we need to get these packages shipped by the end of the day.
See also: metal, pedal

the reverse of the medal

The opposite, contrary, or differing point of view about or aspect of something. Freelance writers have much greater flexibility in their schedule, as well as in the content they create; the reverse of the medal, of course, is that they rarely have anything resembling job security.
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with the pedal to the metal

1. Pressing down the accelerator (of an automobile) as far as possible in order to accelerate to or travel at the maximum speed. With the pedal to the metal, we peeled away from the bank and sped off onto the highway.
2. By extension, with maximum speed or effort. We packed the last of the shipments with the pedal to the metal so we could get done on time.
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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.
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put the pedal to the metal

INFORMAL
If you put the pedal to the metal, you do something with as much speed and effort as possible. He is putting the pedal to the metal to deal with his critics. Note: Other verbs such as keep and have are sometimes used instead of put. Our players kept the pedal to the metal all season long. Note: This expression comes from the idea of pressing a car's accelerator (= pedal that makes it go faster).
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the reverse of the medal (or shield)

the opposite view of a matter.
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with the pedal to the metal

with the accelerator of a car pressed to the floor. North American informal
See also: metal, pedal

he, she, etc. deˌserves a ˈmedal

(spoken) used to say that you admire somebody because they have done something difficult or unpleasant: You deserve a medal for what you’ve done for him over the years.
See also: deserve, medal

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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Johann Wienecke, in time, became one of the Netherlands' most famous medallic artists.
Medallic art scenes depicting nude or semi-nude athletes holding victory symbols while standing on a platform were an indelible feature of the victory medals presented in Paris (1900), St.
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The equestrian scene (reverse), however, clearly follows a Western medallic convention of the period, which probably appealed to Islamic beholders as well.
(29) The Sloane model seems to be intimately connected with a rare medal of Doria, which has been described as 'perhaps the most beautiful' of all his medallic portraits (Fig.
Unlike the signori, who modeled their medallic selves on Imperial exemplars, Pisanello emulated the modern Caesars who employed him.
The fine Pazzi Conspiracy medal, for instance, marks "an important moment in the iconography of relief sculptures as well as in medallic art and Medici propaganda" (101).
Although the so-called Antoninus Pius fits comfortably with the rest of Antico's oeuvre, the other three display an interest in characterization, a kind of verism that is not otherwise evident in Antico's work, not even in his medallic portraits.
5 suppliers responded.corrigendumview original respondentsversion 128 nov 2017to remove item 2 due to nominal bid for eng leong medallic.
To date, risk has been defined in terms of requiring an individual to be physically exposed to danger to qualify for medallic recognition and currently there are approximately 3,600 personnel who will receive the medal from May 2018.