run out of gas

run out of gas

run out of energy

lose momentum - North American informal


all gas and gaiters

a satisfactory state of affairs – informal and dated

This expression was first recorded in Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby (1839) : All is gas and gaiters.

1961 - P. G. Wodehouse - Ice in the Bedroom – She cries 'Oh, Freddie darling!' and flings herself into his arms and all is gas and gaiters again.

step on the gas

press on the accelerator to make a car go faster - North American informal

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