rocket to

rocket to (something or some place)

1. To move into some position or status with remarkable speed. With three goals in quick succession, the underdog team suddenly rocketed to the lead. The singer rocketed to the limelight this year with the huge success of his debut album.
2. To move someone or something into some position or status with remarkable speed. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rocket" and "into." The incredible sales of the company's newest product has rocketed them to a position of market dominance. The huge growth of her wealth over the past year rocketed her to the top ten list of the most wealthy individuals.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

rocket (in)to something

1. Lit. [for a projectile] to ascend into the sky or into space; [for something] to shoot rapidly into something. The space shuttle rocketed into space. The locomotive rocketed into the darkness.
2. Fig. [for someone] to ascend rapidly into something, such as fame or prominence. Jill rocketed into prominence after her spectacular performance on the guitar. She will undoubtedly rocket to success.
See also: rocket, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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