Appuyer sur le champignon

Appuyer sur le champignon, literally “to press on the mushroom”, means to drive faster or accelerate. But where does the expression come from? Well, old cars from the early 20th century had gas pedals made of rounded caps and stems that looked like mushrooms. The expression became quickly popular and is still used nowadays!       

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