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flourish like a green bay tree
To thrive; to grow very successfully. The green bay tree is known to grow several new branches every year. Wow, you have just been flourishing like a green bay tree ever since you changed majors.
flourish of trumpets
A musical fanfare. And when I enter, I want to be accompanied by a flourish of trumpets, OK?