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 exceptional success or happiness. Seeing the band perform put me into orbit from beginning to end. Of course I have to thank my coaches, who dedicate they're lives to sending athletes like myself into orbit.
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.
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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.
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launching satellites into orbit altitudes between 5,600 nautical miles (about 10,000 kilometers) and 10,000 nautical miles (about 18,000 kilometers);
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