be off to the races

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be off to the races

1. To depart (for some place), especially very promptly. Your suitcases better be packed because, once the cab gets here, we'll be off to the races.
2. To be making good progress in some activity. Good news, sir—the architect is already off to the races on that project you approved this morning.
See also: off, race
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