off to the races

off to the races

Fig. an expression characterizing the activity or excitement that is just beginning; [we are] leaving for something interesting or exciting. The tour bus is out in front waiting and we've said goodbye to everyone. Looks like we're off to the races.
See also: off, race

off to the races

busy doing something I don't think there will be a dramatic change in the economy - I don't see that we're off to the races. If you make changes in the rules, the tax lawyers will be off to the races again.
See also: off, race
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Cue sinister music and you're off to the races as Hannibal (Gaspard Ulliel), now a young man, wants an eye for an eye, as well as various other tasty human body parts.
Record profits coupled with little or no regulation of the oil industry, and it's off to the races once again in Canada as far as natural resources versus the health of the environment are concerned.
All Philips and MKM (Mitsubishi Kagaku Media)/Verbatim had to do was develop the hardware/media technologies, make certain it could be inexpensively and reliably produced and the +RW Alliance was off to the races.
WE'RE off to the races -on the Sunday Mercury's famous Cheltenham Gold Cup tour.
The Tote are weighing in with a pounds 2 off voucher (see conditions) so remember to cut out our coupons, to be redeemed at the turnstile, before setting off to the races.
From there, it was off to the races for a small but sometimes influential number of zealots.
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Spotted yesterday buying her big race outfits at her favourite shop, Cricket, in Liverpool, TV presenter Coleen said: "I'm turning 22 on Thursday and I'm off to the races at Aintree for about the fifth year in a row.
Then Epstein's rendition of ``The Proposal'' gets under way, and we're off to the races.
That was a fairly simple equation for Andy Markle, proprietor of Bayweb printing at the time, and we were off to the races.
Coming up with a name was tricky because the Gaburlen Group's first choice, Off To The Races, was not available for trademark in the U.
They put the final touches to their outfit - and headed off to the races.
Upon adding their Choice games to the game key, it's off to the races, mountains or battle grounds.
Skippers wait several minutes for a ``biter'' and if a yellow doesn't show, it's off to the races and another flock of diving birds.
If this had been a wind-driven fire, with a little more wind, a little more heat,'' he said, ``we would have been off to the races.