From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe going placesbe going placesinformalSUCCESSFUL to start becoming successful in your lifeWilliam is a young man who is definitely going places. →place
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be going places• At only twenty-four, Ailey was going places - he was in a Broadway show.• This woman, whose last performance was an extended run as a bartender, is going places.• Jonathon Morris, you will have gathered, is going places - and no one could be happier than the man himself.• Alvin was part of it all now. Only 24, and he was going places.• Only twenty-four, he was going places.• I was really excited, believing that I was going places.• I was going places, thinking and doing things I would never dream of in city civvies.• Their Maria was going places, so he might as well keep her company.• A testdrive should convince you that Mazda are going places.• This company is clearly one that is going places.