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go into orbit

1. To begin to revolve around a celestial body, as of an object in outer space. Wow, it looks like that moon has gone into orbit.
2. To enter a state of extreme agitation, panic, irritation, or anger. Oh man, I just go into orbit when someone doesn't use their turn signals on the road. I've always hated the dentist. I go into orbit just hearing the little whirr of the drill!
3. To enter a state of great happiness. I totally went into orbit watching my favorite band perform live!
See also: go, orbit
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go into orbit

 
1. Lit. [for a rocket, satellite, etc.] to rotate around a heavenly body in a fixed path. The satellite went into orbit just as planned. When did the moon go into orbit?
2. Fig. [for someone] to get very excited. (See also go ballistic.) She was so upset, she went into orbit. Todd went into orbit when he heard the price.
See also: go, orbit
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go into orbit

in. to become very excited. The entire staff went into orbit when they got the news.
See also: go, orbit
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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