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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.
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flourish of trumpets

A musical fanfare. And when I enter, I want to be accompanied by a flourish of trumpets, OK?
See also: flourish, of, trumpet
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The T-word (it's the basic male hormone) is something I've previously only associated with hoodie-wearing Asbo flourishers and footballers earning at least pounds 100,000 a day.
Furthermore, NB seems to think that since some people do not actualize their potentialities, then our account of human good as fully actualized individual flourishers is somehow not based on human nature.