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(it's) time to jet off (to some place)
It is time to fly (to some place) on an airplane. I travel a lot for my job. It often feels like I've only just gotten back home before it's time to jet off again. Almost time to jet off to Europe, eh Tom? For celebrities, it seems like it's always time to jet off to some exotic location.
cool (one's) jets
1. To calm oneself down; to become less agitated. I was really angry, so I had to just take a second and cool my jets before I did anything rash. Cool your jets back there, we'll be home in a few minutes.
2. To stifle or control one's eagerness, enthusiasm, or hastiness. The young senator has massive support in his home state, but he'd better cool his jets if he thinks the rest of the country will consider him presidential material. I know you want to get this project over and done with, but cool your jets and do the work carefully.
An especially deep, completely dark shade of black. ("Jet" in this sense refers to a mineral-like substance similar to coal.) The stranger was tall, handsome, and mysterious, his eyes and hair both jet black. If I ever won the lottery, I'd buy myself a jet-black Corvette.
jet from (something)
1. To issue from some source in a thin, high-velocity stream. Oil jetted from the spot where the pickaxe had struck the ground. Steam began jetting from the seams of the tank.
2. To cause some liquid or gas to issue from some source in a thin, high-velocity stream. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "jet" and "from." He leaned back and jetted wine from the wineskin straight into his mouth. She just stared straight ahead as she took drags from her cigarette, jetting the smoke from her nostrils.
3. To travel from some location (to another) by plane. We jetted from New York to London on Monday. I spent an entire year traveling around Southeast Asia, jetting from place to place as I saw fit.
See also: jet
To fly somewhere. Those celebrities can just jet off to Europe whenever they want. Must be nice.
Of or pertaining to a group of wealthy individuals who travel globally, especially by private jet, to frequent fashionable resorts, social events, and the like. Mark's dream of living the jet-set life finally came to fruition after he won the lottery.
A wealthy individual who travels globally, especially by private jet, to frequent fashionable resorts, social events, and the like. Mark's dream of becoming a jet-setter finally came to fruition after he won the lottery. The TV show follows the lavish lifestyles of eight different jet-setters from around the world.
1. adjective Of or pertaining to a group of wealthy individuals who travel globally, especially by private jet, to frequent fashionable resorts and social events. Mark's dream of living the jet-setting life finally came to fruition after he won the lottery.
2. noun The actions or lifestyle of wealthy individuals who travel globally, especially by private jet, to frequent fashionable resorts and social events; such travel in itself. Mark's dream of jet-setting finally came to fruition after he won the lottery.
the jet set
A group of wealthy individuals who travel globally, especially by private jet, to frequent fashionable resorts, social events, and the like. Mark's dream of joining the jet set finally came to fruition after he won the lottery.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
(from some place) (to some place) to travel from some place to some other place by jet airplane. They jetted from here to there. They jetted to here from there.
jet from something
to spurt from something. Water jetted from the broken pipe. A column of water jetted from the top of the fountain.
See also: jet
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
the ˈjet setthe group of very rich and fashionable people who travel a lot, either on business or for pleasure: She’s really joined the jet set now, skiing in St. Moritz, winter holidays in Barbados, shopping in Paris... ▶ ˈjet-setter noun a person who belongs to the jet set: His job takes him to New York, Tokyo, Rome and Madrid. He’s a real jet-setter.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
To depart and travel by airplane: They jetted off to Los Angeles for the weekend.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
in. to leave a place rapidly; to go somewhere fast. Let’s jet. It’s late.
n. young and wealthy people who fly by jet from resort to resort. The jet-set doesn’t come here anymore.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
A fashionable social group. The term, which originated in the 1950s soon after the introduction of travel by jet-propelled aircraft, caught on rapidly, probably aided by its rhyme. It was applied first to the affluent socialites who traveled around the world to fashionable resorts; later it was extended to a well-to-do social group in general, whether or not its members actually traveled frequently. It replaced the earlier smart set, at least in America. See also beautiful people.
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
cool your jets!
Calm down! This caution began with air force pilots reducing their jet planes' air speed and, by so doing, reducing strain on the engine caused by excess heat. Among similar “relax!” phrases are “hold your horses!” “chill out!” “keep your pants on!” and “don't get your bowels in an uproar!”
See also: cool
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price