off (someone or something) goes

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off (someone or something) goes

Someone or something is departing. A: "The plane is taking off!" B: "Off we go on the adventure of a lifetime!" "Off she goes," Dan muttered, as he watched his baby girl drive away to begin her first semester of college.
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off someone or something goes

someone or something is leaving. (Said on the departure of someone or something.) It's time to leave. Off I go. Sally looked at the airplane taking off and said, "Off it goes."
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References in classic literature ?
But as soon as one is at rest, in this world, off he goes on something else to worry about.
There he will sit only incheS s away, This small red robin who near me will stay Head cocked to one side, alert to my spade Where he hopes very soon a worm is displayed When he spots one with his sharp little eyes He moves a bit closer in nonchalant guise He picks up the work and then off he goes But soon reappears where more are, he knows.
And to top it all off he goes home to an angry Katy who decides it's all over.