Definition of with the pedal to the metal in English:

with the pedal to the metal

phrase

North American
informal
  • At full speed (with reference to pressing the accelerator of a car to the floor)

    ‘she loved careening down the highway with the pedal to the metal’
    ‘southern Nevada's ethic of pedal-to-the-metal growth’
    • ‘So what if he gets driven around with the pedal to the metal?’
    • ‘Without so much as flinching, Bri had the car in drive and was screeching out of the parking lot with the pedal to the metal.’