step on the gas

idiom

: to suddenly press down on the accelerator pedal of a vehicle to drive at a higher speed
Step on the gas, they're getting away!

Examples of step on the gas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the situation has led anxious Democrats, including some inside the campaign itself, to privately and publicly prod Mr. Biden to step on the gas. Katie Rogers, New York Times, 14 Jan. 2024 In one memorable scene, Lorenzo offers Antoine a ride home when the latter’s truck breaks down, only to step on the gas every time Antoine tries to climb in. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 July 2023 Netflix needs to find ways to pump the brakes and step on the gas at the same time. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2022 The Razorbacks can generally score pretty well this year, so Gonzaga is going to need to step on the gas quickly here. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 21 Mar. 2022 So while Netflix stumbled last quarter, with its subscriber growth slowing, Disney was able to step on the gas. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Feb. 2022 For some, this is evidence that America’s counterterrorism operators need to step on the gas and accelerate operations. Daniel Depetris, National Review, 11 Sep. 2021 Just step on the gas and see what happens. Lauren Huff, EW.com, 23 July 2021 In the words of TikTok, step on the gas! Bethy Squires, Vulture, 24 May 2021

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“Step on the gas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/step%20on%20the%20gas. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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