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It doesn't even rhyme well its like the person who invented the saying had a vocabulary of a 2 and a half year old. I'm a rapper so I would know grammatical rhyming superiority.

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    You might want to look into flapping. See here, for example. – Laurel Mar 25 at 3:59
  • The expression is dated. Accelerators, or 'gas pedals', used to be bare metal in the early 1900s. Now they are enclosed in rubber for safety so one's foot does not slide off. And the phrase is inaccurate. It should be 'foot'. To 'pedal' a pedal is also out of date. 'Sole to the rubber' might be better and has a double (alliterative) meaning. – Nigel J Mar 25 at 11:45
  • @NigelJ I think "metal" refers to the fire wall behind the pedal. Thus "pedal to the metal" would mean a gas pedal pushed to its extreme. – Cascabel Apr 9 at 20:08
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pretty literal expression we got here, and since it seems like these guys seem uninterested in entertaining this post, i'll bite.

gas pedal . to the metal (floor of the car). boom! though it seems like you could have looked this one up yourself. etymological research is fun !

and maybe it's just my lazy, mumbly mouth but i think they rhyme pretty well. few folks fully annunciate that 'T' in metal. why don't you rap for us ?

put the pedal to the metal (redirected from the pedal to the metal) pedal to the metal 1. Drive as fast as you can; push the accelerator down. We're going to be late—pedal to the medal! 2. Do something with maximum speed or effort. Pedal to the metal, boys—we need to get these packages shipped by the end of the day. See also: metal, pedal put the pedal to the metal 1. To press down the accelerator (of an automobile) as far as possible; to accelerate to or travel at the maximum speed. It would normally take us three days driving to New York from Colorado, but with my brother putting the pedal to the metal, we made it in two. We're going to be late—put the pedal to the medal! 2. By extension, to do something with maximum speed or effort. Put the pedal to the metal, boys—we need to get these packages shipped by the end of the day. See also: metal, pedal, put

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