into orbit

into orbit

1. Into a state of extreme agitation, panic, irritation, or anger. Few things send me into orbit like someone who doesn't use their turn signals on the road. I've always hated the dentist. Just hearing the little whirr of the drill is enough to put me into orbit!
2. Into a state of great happiness. Seeing the band perform put me into orbit from beginning to end.
3. Into an extreme increase, especially a successful one. The popular ad sent sales into orbit. People who've spent time in law enforcement know that crime goes into orbit in the summertime.
See also: orbit

into orbit

into a state of heightened activity, performance, anger, or excitement. informal
1988 Candia McWilliam A Case of Knives I am a greedy girl, not merely swayed but waltzed into orbit by appearances.
See also: orbit
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It launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, into orbit around the Earth.
sent a series of unpiloted spacecraft into orbit around the moon.
An unexpected event occurred when Magellan jettisoned the solid-propellant rocket motor that had put it into orbit.
If the cluster were still intact as it came within 4 light-years of the core, within the gravitational grasp of the supermassive black hole, it would soon disintegrate, spilling its stars into orbits around the black hole.