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Pedal-to-the-metal

DEFINITION

Driving fast. It’s a slang request to speed-up.¬† ‘Metal’ refers to a vehicle engine and the ‘pedal’ refers to the gas pedal so the phrase signals a maximum speed.

“When I heard they were handing out free beer at the park, I hoped in the car and put the pedal-to-the-metal.”

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