Put the metal on the gas

This is a congruent conflation of “put the pedal to the metal” and “step on the gas”, both meaning to speed up.  I heard this one on a tv sports show uttered by Wally Szczerbiak.  He was discussing at halftime that the team behind needed to step it up.

Wally Szczerbiak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2 Comments on “Put the metal on the gas”

  1. Howie Grossinger says:

    Sam Edelmann suggested I send you these two which came from the same person:

    1. In describing his knee problem he said he didn’t know if he hurt the cartridge or the liniment.

    2. Reporting on a diagnostic test he had for a digestion problem he said he had to take the bare enemy test.

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