up and away

up and away

1. Up into the air and away in flight. Sorry for the delay, folks. We're just waiting for air traffic control to give us clearance for takeoff, then we'll be up and away. The child only let go of her balloon for a split second, but it was already up and away into the sky.
2. By extension, experiencing continued or growing success. The stock market has been up and away following news of the new trade agreements. If we could just get a little bit of funding to get started, we'd be up and away with our product in no time!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

up and away

Fig.[of a bird or an airplane] up into the air and into flight. After a few seconds of speeding down the runway, our flight to Tucson was up and away. Just before the cat pounced on the sparrows, they were up and away and the cat was left with empty paws and jaws.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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