When someone does something with a full effort, no holding back… sometimes they day that they are going “balls to the wall.”
How did that ever get to mean that?
As a man, that saying conjures images of intense pain, not a full out effort. Maybe if it’s someone else’s balls, and I had to torture them without holding back.
I want to have a talk with “they” that make up the sayings, as in “well, you know what ‘they’ say.”
I think “they” got this one wrong.