I came across it in the fifth episode of the fourth season of Rick and Morty. The context is Rick and Morty go back in time to give the snakes a book to help then invent time travel so that they destroy themselves, which in turn would allow Rick and Morty to get out of the situation they had created.

Morty: Jesus Christ, Rick, it's pandemonium out there! This is worse than when we left. Rick, look, Summer!

Summer: Nobody chokes me without consent.

Mory: Y-You just made things worse, Rick.

Rick: Trust me, Morty. We helped them press on the gas pedal. We just got to wait for them to blow by a cop.

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    It means they're going to go super fast by a cop...
    – Void
    Feb 23 at 17:46
  • You really need to be careful using this kind of text as a "learning aid". There will be an awful lot of usages in Rick and Morty that are completely meaningless to the average native Anglophone. And in this particular case, you'd be wasting brain cells committing to memory the usage to blow by X = to pass X moving at speed. You might never meet that usage again even if you spend the rest of your life watching English-language TV. It's only really got meaning in context. Feb 23 at 18:31
  • FumbleFingers: You've made a good point. Still whenever I meet new language there I am curious to know its meaning Feb 23 at 19:30

In this context, Rick is stating that by "press(ing) on the gas pedal", they are accelerating, and hence, going at a greater speed. The word "blow" simply means "to pass by" or "been seen by" a police officer, and then, hopefully get pulled over for exceeding the speed limit.

  • to blow past or by someone is the idiom.
    – Lambie
    Feb 23 at 17:45

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