catapult (someone or something) into (something)

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catapult (someone or something) into (something)

To suddenly thrust one into a particular situation or condition, often fame. That award-winning role really catapulted the actor into stardom.
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catapult someone or something into something

 
1. Lit. to throw someone or something into a place using a catapult. The soldiers catapulted the huge stone into the fortress.
2. Fig. to thrust or force someone or something into something, such as fame, glory, front-page news, etc. The success catapulted her into the spotlight. The scandal catapulted the contractual arrangements into public scrutiny.
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Sofie Eeckeman, who operates Cinema De Keizer: Last year s refurbishments have catapulted us into the digital age and we re constantly upgrading our technology to bring our theater into the future.
It's catapulted us into the top 200 law firms in the UK.
But from there on in we only got better and everyone in the side contributed to a win that has catapulted us into contention for the playoffs, making next week's game in Coventry so important.
The move has catapulted us into a whole new arena," said Mr Rickett.
The St Etienne night was one that catapulted us into football history,' recalled Neal, who played 650 games for the Reds.
Weekend victories for Russian Rhythm at Goodwood and Bright Sky in France have catapulted us into a lofty fourth position in the August prize.
The win over Celtic catapulted us into the spotlight and it feels like we've had more attention from the media and been on the telly more than the cast of Eastenders.
BE's advice on the daily operations of business has been implemented for streamlined operations of Thermo Technics, while the TechWatch section has catapulted us into e-commerce projects.
By refusing to veto the abolition of the duty free industry in 1992, the leader of Fianna Fail, Bertie Ahern, has catapulted us into this position.
Fans of SoundHound drive the direction of the product and their enthusiasm has catapulted us into a leadership position.
First came the hope, as Michael Owen equalised, and then his Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard catapulted us into dreamland when he unleashed that tracer missile of a shot justbefore half-time.