set sail for (some place)

(redirected from setting sail for)

set sail for (some place)

To embark on a journey on water in a boat (not necessarily one with sails). We're about to set sail for the mainland, so take care of any unfinished business in the port now or forever hold your peace! They set sail for England a month ago, but no one has heard from them since.
See also: sail, set
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
They will stay in the region for three days before setting sail for home on Saturday.
"The authorities are stopping the boat from setting sail for various administrative reasons," Leostic said.
LIVERPOOL'S revamped Friend Ship is setting sail for more city schools.
On arrival in Japan the competitors will relax with a visit to Mount Fujiyama before setting sail for Shanghai.
Little did she know she would be the one setting sail for the high seas.
Three people could be setting sail for exotic locations like Hawaii, Cuba and Singapore if they can impress the judges of the Liverpool city council competition.