Drive a Hard Bargain // Highways and Byways // Put the Pedal to the Metal

Today we will review three new idioms. Drive a hard bargain, Highways and byways, and Put the pedal to the metal. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each idiom. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each idiom.

 

#EXAMPLES
Drive a hard bargainTo work hard to negotiate prices or agreements in one’s own favor
Highways and bywaysMajor and minor roads
Put the pedal to the metalTo press a car's accelerator to the floor

DRIVE A HARD BARGAIN

#EXAMPLES
1I had to drive a hard bargain with the Korean man at the store.
2The shop manager was driving a hard bargain, but I still got a discount in the end.
3You drive a hard bargain, but I’ll sign the contract.

HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS

#EXAMPLES
1The governor planned to plant new trees along all the highways and byways of the town.
2The two girls traveled America’s highways and byways from New York to California.
3She wanted to spend her holiday exploring the highways and byways of the country.

PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL

#EXAMPLES
1It’s time to put the pedal to the metal.
2Dude, put the pedal to the metal! We have to go now.
3He put the pedal to the metal and we were out of there.

 

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