with the pedal to the metal

with the pedal to the metal

Of driving a car, as quickly as possible. With the pedal to the metal, we peeled away from the bank and sped off onto the highway.
See also: metal, pedal

with the pedal to the metal

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