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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 metal!
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

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 metal!
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.
See also: metal, pedal, put
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Despite the fact that all the other drivers were clearly struggling to start their cars, he gave the thumbs-up sign and put the pedal to the metal.
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After pummeling the Aces for a 100-84 Game 1 victory, coach Chito Victolero declared that they will keep the pedal to the metal for the 7 p.m.
Over 225 students and teaching staff from universities across Karachi along with citizens belonging to cycling group, Critical Mass Karachi, will put the pedal to the metal as they zip through a route that starts at Aga Khan University and passes by the Karachi School of Business and Leadership, Liaquat National Medical College and College of Nursing as well as Bahria University.
Leading out of the water with a three-minute lead, the Swiss speedster kept the pedal to the metal, outsplitting British long-distance duathlon world champion and former pro cyclist Emma Pooley on the bike.
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Charlie1962 WE WROTE: BORO boss Tony Mowbray insisted that his team will keep the pedal to the metal after Saturday's victory in the Steel City.