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 ?
Not wishing to end his days as a roasted Marionette, he jumped quickly to the ground and off he went, the Assassins close to him, as before.
"Now," said John, "do you keep the gate open for the doctor; here's the money," and off he went again.
I poked again and said, "A little faster," then off he went, helter-skelter as before, and we resigned ourselves to our fate.
But taarkin was a problem, he didn't dee it reet, So off he went to college, classes held at neet, Then when he was ready, he went to the BBC; They said," We don't want oiks like you - try ITV!" So off he went to Tyne Tees to have an interview, The producer said"Nee luck son, we've got one here like you, A local lad wee can taark posh, a cheeky little devil, Watch the news on Tyne Tees you'll see him, he's Mike Neville.
But it seems his feathers grew back - and off he went.
But then, to my great detriment He promptly travelled up from Kent Retrieved his tent And off he went. Now, although I could repent And see my loss as heaven sent What is clearly evident Is I no longer have a tent (Or a friend in Kent) At all for Lent.
So off he went to find the USS Thresher and USS Scorpion which disappeared mysteriously in the 1960s.
Off he went, swinging through the trees like Tarzan, having a marvellous time.
No need for you to have the unsurpassed responsibility to deal with on such a premise." And off he went into the dream.
Off he went to Southwark market, where he bought himself a big bunch of bananas.