floor it: to drive as fast as possible. A reference to the act of pushing the accelerator all the way to the floor of the car. Floor it, or we'll never get to the airport on time.
run the (red) light: to drive quickly through a red traffic light instead of stopping
Jones still faces a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving and an infraction for running a red light.
wait sth out: to wait until something unpleasant has ended. In the meantime, yields on those securities are exceptionally high compared with U.S. Treasurys, which means investors are essentially paid to wait it out.
In (outside) one's wheelhouse: In line with one's interests or abilities. Jeff's always stayed in his wheelhouse when it comes to dating women. He doesn't usually go for anyone very different from himself.
ball and chain: something that limits one's freedom or ability to do things
Drugs are a ball and chain for many people.
Resentment is a ball and chain; forgiveness sets you free again. Forgiveness offers you insurance against premature aging, a blocked heart, an unhealed past and an unhappy future.