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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We want to finish one or two here so that can catapult us into the rest of the South," said state Sen.
But more importantly I think the win was what we needed to catapult us into a better position and to go into the next run of games really positively.
We are now on the cusp of becoming a producer, an outcome that will catapult us into a period of rapid growth," Frontier Oil president Kristoffer Fellowes has intimated.
It's a really big game and I suppose to win a big game would be a great thing for us to catapult us into the Championship.
I think it will catapult us into a great showing on the world stage.
Catastrophic events can, in an instant, catapult us into epic change, if we keep our fears unchecked.
that new way that will catapult us into a new era of growth.
But win and it really could catapult us into contention for reclaiming what belongs to us.
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Gary Bales, president of Carvel Ice Cream, noted, "Carvel already offers Thick Shakes, Malts, Carvelanches and Floats, but I believe our new blended beverages will catapult us into a position where we can be leaders in the beverage category.
This game should catapult us into bigger and better things.
I genuinely think we will gain the first licensing agreement from a blue chip shoe producer before the end of the year and this will catapult us into a whole new market," said Mr Hartveld.
That's a really good position and hopefully the win over Stoke last Sunday will catapult us into the next couple of months.
A good run will catapult us into a much better position.
Joe is an accomplished driver and will help catapult us into the contender series.