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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.
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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
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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.
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Sayah Aicha won the gold medal in the under 50 kg category.
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In the final of the 47kg category, Pakistan's Fatima Al Zehra was defeated by the Egyptian player and won a silver medal. In the 61 junior category semifinal, Pakistan's Saad Asif was outplayed by Jordanian player and won a bronze medal.
Meanwhile, Pouria Kazemi and Amir Hossein Motaghi in the weight categories of 48 and 65 kg received silver medals.
Gujranwala obtained 79 points with one gold, three silver and four bronze medals to remain second.
Sahiwal division is placed second in medals table with eight gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals.
The duo of Hina Arif and Nimra Tariq and Mohammad Anas and Mohammad Faraz won gold medals in Bocce doubles.
Muhammad Affan and Imran Arif bagged a total of eight medals in powerlifting: Imran won four medals including one gold, two silver and one bronze whereas Affan took home four silver medals.
In the tennis competitions, athlete Nour al-Homsi won a silver medal while two bronze medals were harvested by Hanya al-Nabulsi and Obada Yusuf.
"For arnis, our team garnered 26 medals, taekwondo got 11, athletics and karatedo both earned 9 medals each, the swimming team received 6, and the chess, lawn tennis, and table tennis events all took possession of 1 medal," Mata said.
Kyrgyz athletes won 18 medals - 2 gold, 6 silver and 10 bronze medals.
The most illustrious Polish athlete ever, Irena Szewinska participated in track and field events at five Olympic Games, winning three gold medals, two silver and two bronze: Tokyo 1964 (4x100m gold medal, 200m silver medal, long jump silver medal), Mexico City 1968 (200m gold medal, 100m bronze medal), Munich 1972 (200m bronze medal), Montreal 1976 (400m gold medal) and Moscow 1980.
PRECIOUS war medals were stolen during a house break-in - and police have issued an appeal for the public's help to return them.
The medals are from the estate of a North East football collector.