appuyer sur le champignon

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally, to "press on the mushroom". The word champignon (mushroom) is also slang for the accelerator pedal.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.pɥi.je syʁ lə ʃɑ̃.pi.ɲɔ̃/

VerbEdit

appuyer sur le champignon

  1. (informal) to step on it, to floor it, to put the pedal to the metal, to put one's foot down, to step on the gas
    • Chauffeur, si t’es champion
      Appuie (× 2)
      Chauffeur, si t’es champion
      Appuie sur le champignon.
    Synonyms: mettre les gaz, mettre le pied au plancher