Put the pedal to the metal
This page is about the saying "Put the pedal to the metal"
Go as fast as possible.
Origin: This saying originates from the idea of pressing a car's accelerator pedal down hard to the (metal) floor, thus making the car go at maximum speed.
This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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Contributor: Josef Essberger