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To be progressing or finding success in some area of one's life. Alice is definitely going places with that singing voice of hers.
to become very successful. I knew that Sally, with all her talent, would go places. I really want to go places in life.
Make progress, succeed, as in I suspect they'll be going places with the new product, or Now that she has her doctorate I'm sure she'll go places. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
go places1 travel. 2 be increasingly successful. informal
2 1991 Francis King The Ant Colony Guido is going to go places, I'm sure of it. He's not going to be a labourer forever.