Definition of step on it in US English:

step on it

(also step on the gas)


  • Go faster, typically in a motor vehicle.

    • ‘Our hero stepped on it and took us all on a high speed chase.’
    • ‘The driver seemed to be really stepping on it as the bus gained speed very fast.’
    • ‘You begin at a dead stop, cop cars piled up maybe eleven inches off your rear bumper waiting patiently for you to step on it and try to make a getaway.’
    hurry up, get a move on, speed up, go faster, be quick
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