put the pedal to the metal

idiom

US, informal
1
: to drive very fast
2
: to work very quickly
We are going to have to put the pedal to the metal if we want to finish on time.

Examples of put the pedal to the metal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Glen Powell and Chord Overstreet put the pedal to the metal as best buds Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. from Talladega Nights. EW.com, 28 Oct. 2023 The decision to put the pedal to the metal and acquire costly Pro Bowl-caliber talent such as wide receiver Tyreek Hill, left tackle Terron Armstead and cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 6 Jan. 2024 After crunching the numbers, the team named Spain as the top spot to put the pedal to the metal. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 10 Jan. 2024 Several times, Paul encouraged me to put the pedal to the metal. Patrick Stewart, Rolling Stone, 3 Oct. 2023 Riding the momentum into this year, the Las Vegas artist has only put the pedal to the metal. Nick Kasmik, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2023 Drivers in Merrillville who like to put the pedal to the metal will find the terrain in certain areas a lot bumpier in the coming weeks. Michelle L. Quinn, Chicago Tribune, 29 May 2023 Drivers in Merrillville who like to put the pedal to the metal will find the terrain in certain areas a lot bumpier in the coming weeks. Michelle L. Quinn, Chicago Tribune, 29 May 2023 The six-day Le Grand Tour Provence, meanwhile, gives travelers a chance to put the pedal to the metal in the Cote d’Azur and includes stays at luxury hotels throughout Provence and Nice. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 6 Jan. 2023

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“Put the pedal to the metal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20the%20pedal%20to%20the%20metal. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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