step on the gas


step on the gas
increase the velocity; act rapidly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • step\ on\ the\ gas — • step on it • step on the gas v. phr. 1. To push down on the gas pedal to make a car go faster. Be very careful when you step on the gas. Don t go too fast. Compare: give it the gun 2. informal To go faster; hurry. Step on it, or we ll be late… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • step on the gas — See: STEP ON IT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step on the gas — See: STEP ON IT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step on the gas — 1. (ie gasoline) (informal) to press the accelerator pedal of a motor car 2. To speed up, hurry • • • Main Entry: ↑gas * * * informal press on the accelerator to make a car go faster …   Useful english dictionary

  • step on the gas — to hurry in order to get something done quickly. If we re going to get this done today, it s time to step on the gas. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of step on the gas (= to make a car go faster by giving the engine more gas) …   New idioms dictionary

  • step on the gas —    If someone tells you to step on the gas, they are encouraging you to accelerate or hurry up in order to get something done quickly.     We d better step on the gas and get these figures printed. The meeting starts in half an hour …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • step on the gas — go faster, hurry I decided to step on the gas in order to get to work on time …   Idioms and examples

  • step on the gas — idi inf to increase one s speed; hurry …   From formal English to slang

  • step on the gas —  Go more quickly …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • step on the gas pedal — The action of pressing down on the gas pedal (accelerator) to cause more fuel to enter the engine thus making the vehicle go faster. Opposite to ease up on the gas pedal …   Dictionary of automotive terms


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