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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“Take flight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20flight. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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