Definition of go places in English:

go places


  • 1Travel.

    • ‘Soon they'll be retired and I thought that was the point of being retired - to be able to travel, visit family, go places they hadn't had time to visit while employed.’
    • ‘With an entourage of 65 members, including 10 women, he has been going places and giving performances, besides soliciting patronage to the art.’
    • ‘If I had to do it over again I would go places, do things, and travel lighter.’
    • ‘We have gone places together, like the interchurch women's gathering in Guelph, Ecumenical Decade: Churches in Solidarity with Women.’
    • ‘She wore the trendiest clothes, went places just to be seen and had an infectious laugh.’
    • ‘Often it is because more people are travelling on the roads, going places and doing things, and not always concentrating on the job of driving but focussing on their destination and what they will do when they get there.’
    • ‘I get to go places because I travel with my dad sometimes.’
    • ‘We met in each others homes, went places together, prayed with each other, called each other and encouraged each other.’
    • ‘While most rely on experiences of colleagues, who have gone places last summer, some do indeed plan their own vacation.’
    • ‘I was the one who wanted to do all the travelling, go places, instead I'm stuck here watching the pennies and getting over-excited cos they're putting a Diagnosis Murder film on Friday.’
    1. 1.1 Be increasingly successful.
      ‘a pop star who's definitely going places’
      • ‘This is a leadership that is succeeding and a Conservative Party that is going places again.’
      • ‘In other words, a big reason for the Heat's success is he has the players convinced they can go places if they focus on moving the ball, and mostly, being ultra-aggressive on defense.’
      • ‘I'm not calling the board dishonest or anything but, the way it was run, this club was not going places.’
      • ‘I can't help but feel that this band is definitely going places.’
      • ‘It shows Selby Town are really going places, building on the recent success of the teams.’
      • ‘For Gibb, the realisation that her career was beginning to go places, after years spent with scripts stuck in development hell, came this spring.’
      • ‘We know of him from his days at Barnsley when he was a young player who looked like he was going places.’
      • ‘We saw them in Barfly the other day, and they are definitely going places.’
      • ‘With the crop of youngsters he is developing West Ham could be looking to go places but of course they will sell most of them and leave Harry scouring Europe again.’
      • ‘‘This is one young kid who is definitely going places,’ said the Limerick Leader's television critic.’
      thrive, prosper, bloom, be in good shape, be in good health, be well, be strong, be vigorous, be in its heyday
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