take flight

idiom

Definition of take flight 

1 : to leave or run away from danger Fearing arrest, they took flight and hid in the mountains.

2 US : to begin flying The bird took flight when we tried to approach it.

3 US : to begin a period of rapid activity, development, or growth The idea really took flight and soon it seemed everyone was copying it.

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