punch it

punch it

To engage a vehicle's accelerator in order to speed up as quickly as possible. I knew I needed to punch it if I wanted to make it in time. The only way we're going to get over that wave is if you punch it!
See also: punch
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Baraza, a lethal striker in his heydeys, is confident that the team will punch it's way to the knockout stages despite being handed a tough pool.
"So that first punch It's a pride thing and you have to show you're the dominant man in the ring." If Joshua is the dominant man against Klitschko, he will launch himself into the boxing stratosphere, although, after HBO and Showtime agreed to a joint-broadcast in the United States, he is halfway there already.
The emotional punch it's packed, those fabulously low-key set-pieces, the unexpected plot twists.
I was driving the most powerful petrolengine Focus estate you can buy; the one with the 1.6-litre 150bhp Ecoboost motor, but this doesn't explain it because although it's got plenty of punch it's hardly a supercar engine.
French rugby can punch it's weight: Imagine a scene where, for arguments sake, Dai Young goes into the Arms Park terrace and punches a heckling fan straight between the eyes.