off like a shot

off like a shot

Departing or moving very quickly. The quarterback handed the tight end the ball, and he was off like a shot towards the end zone. I took off like a shot when I heard that my best friend's plane had finally landed.
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off like a shot

away [from a place] very quickly. He finished his dinner and was off like a shot. The thief grabbed the lady's purse and was off like a shot.
See also: like, off, shot