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 ?
'Off she goes!' And off she did go--if coaches be feminine--amidst a loud flourish from the guard's horn, and the calm approval of all the judges of coaches and coach-horses congregated at the Peacock, but more especially of the helpers, who stood, with the cloths over their arms, watching the coach till it disappeared, and then lounged admiringly stablewards, bestowing various gruff encomiums on the beauty of the turn-out.
"Old woman; full feeder; nervous subject; palpitation of the heart; pressure on the brain; apoplexy; off she goes. Get her up, Clump; get her out: or I wouldn't give many weeks' purchase for your two hundred a year." And it was acting upon this hint that the worthy apothecary spoke with so much candour to Mrs.
He added: "When she sees a grotesque atrocity like what happened to young girls in northern Nigeria, immediately she's on alert, puts on her knapsack and hiking boots and off she goes. This would be absolute grist to her mill."
So, Theresa May won her vote to stay in office to see Brexit through and off she goes back to Brussels to beg for a better deal.
When Little Red packs a picnic and her popgun and tells her mum she is going to catch a wolf, Mum is unconcerned, as there haven't been any wolves around for at least a hundred years, and off she goes. After a couple of pounces on things which didn't turn out to be wolves after all, Little Red finds a door in a tree, knocks, and discovers The Last Wolf, The Last Lynx and The Last Bear.
Sooner or later the urge to run becomes overpowering, and off she goes. That finally happened when I was hunting with my friend Steve, who had driven with me to Wisconsin.
Off she goes to Florence to find her Count and make the seemingly impossible happen…
So off she goes to a flimsy shelter where she must sit in bitter temperatures until she is no longer contaminated.
Puke Face (aka Katherine Howe) rolls over in no time flat for a little girl talk, then off she goes to join her team, practicing blocking, hitting and footwork -- the skills on which the team has built its reputation, having experienced not only competitive success in its three short years of existence but also success as a community presence.
You just have to wind her up and off she goes, like one of those battery operated yapping dogs that turns somersaults, only much less cute.
Thankful's grandfather has left enough money to pay for her tuition, so off she goes. Learning at this school is a bit more convoluted than it ever was under the watchful eye of her mother.
Laurel's only too happy to do so and off she goes on another amateur sleuthing rampage, dancing all the way, with a whole plethora of suspects to investigate.
Saying farewell to Venus won't be easy, you luvs her you do, but off she goes and as she does she will take on the roll of accountant and start a review of your finances.
So, off she goes from family member to family member asking for hugs, games, a swing and more but all she gets is 'later.' Nancy then takes herself up the tree, where she enters into her own fantasy world until later comes and everyone is looking for her.