put (one's) foot to the floor

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put (one's) foot to the floor

1. To rapidly accelerate or go at a very high speed while driving. We'll only have a few minutes to get away, so make sure you put your foot to the floor as soon as I get in the car!
2. To do something with a great amount of effort, energy, or determination. The two were very evenly matched at the beginning of the set, but as her opponent began to tire, Williams put her foot to the floor and secured a hard-fought victory.
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Ten minutes from the end the throttle started playing up - it was cutting out when you put your foot to the floor but it was okay three-quarters of the way down so we decided to just get it to the end.
Put your foot to the floor and it genuinely takes your breath away.
A very patient instructor guides you round the course, which includes a wet circle to simulate black ice (and where I confidently sent the car into a 360-degree spin), and a 'dynamic straight' where you put your foot to the floor to see how fast you can go in 100 metres.
It does what it says on the tin but it isn''t going to make you look forward to the daily commute or shove you back into your seat when you put your foot to the floor.
Put your foot to the floor and you unleash an animal roar of power.
If you put your foot to the floor," claims Martindale, "you get full petrol and full electric, with the electric motor providing the initial thrust.
Compact and lightweight, the true spirit of this car comes when you put your foot to the floor and it leaps away, calling on the 3.
The most powerful production car Jaguar has built, the feeling of speed as you put your foot to the floor is phenomenal and was enough to plaster a silly grin to my face for the rest of the day.
If you're pulling onto the A66 at rush hour, you have to put your foot to the floor.
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