going away

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going away

  1. present participle of go away


going away

  1. (idiomatic, of a race) Ahead of the competitors and still increasing the lead.
    • 2006 April 29, Pat Keane, "Rely on Ranger to follow up," Irish Examiner (retrieved 10 Oct 2017):
      Kells Castle has a leading chance in a wide open 25-runner Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle. He scored going away by three and a half lengths at Fairyhouse.
    • 2017, "Husky Crew: 1916," Washington Rowing—The 100+ Year History (retrieved 10 Oct 2017):
      Seven weeks later on May 27th, Conibear and his men faced a tough California crew on Lake Washington and defeated them going away in a time of 16:56.
    • 2017 October 9, "‘Best Filly I Have Trained’- Goodman," Sporting News (South Africa) (retrieved 10 Oct 2017):
      Clearly superior to her opposition, Lady Val got the upper hand late and won going away. What a ride!
  2. (idiomatic, by extension) Readily, handily, unmistakably.
    • 2014, Seth Davis, Wooden: A Coach's Life, →ISBN, p. 66 (Google preview):
      "I have never been chewed out like he chewed me out. . . . It must have worked because we went out in the second half and beat them going away."