Posted by Lewis on October 18, 2004
In Reply to: Off to the races posted by Maurice Despentes on October 18, 2004
: Can anybody tell me the meaning of the following phrase "off to the races" ? Does it mean "escalation" ? "competition" ?
: Many thanks,
usually just means 'elsewhere' or in a dream world. however somebody not being 'at the races' [today] is a way of saying that they were without a chance - just not there - missing in action - having a bad day at the office - that kind of thing.