“Drop the Hammer” is a term used by us oddball car enthusiasts. I know I shouldn’t be letting these rare terms out onto the internet, but y’all have a VIP pass… You’re probably thinking “good for the oddballs…”, but the term is defined as: The driver of a car must engage the clutch and depress the accelerator on the wave of the flag at a drag race. The term also means to suddenly depress the accelerator to increase speed; i.e.: “When I was in a race, I dropped the hammer,” or, “when there was a passing zone, I dropped the hammer.” The origin of the term comes from the cocking of a gun. The term originated when at the beginning of a race, a gun would be fired, urging the driver’s to “Drop the Hammer.”
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“But Officer, I was just dropping the hammer.” Do you think that will get me off of a ticket?
Cynthia, clever, but officers of the law are pretty smart. You might want to think of something else…
Very informative and cleverly written.
Remember the old saying: “When you’re a hammer the whole world looks like a nail”
And: when the only tool you have is a hammer all problems begin to look like nails.
Uh-oh. That sounds forbidding.