Definition of into orbit in US English:

into orbit

phrase

informal
  • Into a state of heightened performance, activity, anger, or excitement.

    ‘his goal sent the fans into orbit’
    • ‘We just about went into orbit when they came up with a better figure than ours.’
    • ‘The noise had sent the stadium into orbit and Dublin just needed another score or two to fix Tyrone with a stare and make them think that losing was a possibility.’
    • ‘Any compliment she would give him in the past would send him into orbit.’
    • ‘If you are an aficionado of Spanish wines, the list here will send you into orbit.’