give the gun
phrasal to open the throttle of ; speed up

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  • give it the gun — or[give her the gun] {v. phr.}, {slang} To gun or speed up a motor; make a car, airplane, or something driven by a motor go faster. * /The race driver gave it the gun./ * /The speedboat pilot gave her the gun./ Compare: STEP ON IT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give it the gun — or[give her the gun] {v. phr.}, {slang} To gun or speed up a motor; make a car, airplane, or something driven by a motor go faster. * /The race driver gave it the gun./ * /The speedboat pilot gave her the gun./ Compare: STEP ON IT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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