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Pedal to the Metal

You use the phrase ‘Pedal to the Metal’ to indicate that something is being pushed forward as fast as possible.

Example of use: “I put the pedal to the metal and finished my essay two days early.”


Interesting fact about Pedal to the Metal

This expression originated during the 1950s, when cars’ floorboards were made of metal and racers would put the accelerator all the way down to make their autos go as fast as possible.