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    #1

    Question Does this expression exist?

    "Shooting up" for rapid upward movement. E.g.: "Eyes shooting up for the sky."

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    #2

    Re: Does this expression exist?

    Eyes don't do that, but rockets shoot up into the sky.

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    #3

    Re: Does this expression exist?

    Cartoon eyes can shoot up.

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    #4

    Re: Does this expression exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloa View Post
    Cartoon eyes can shoot up.
    They usually shoot out, e.g: "A g-g-g-ghost!"
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #5

    Re: Does this expression exist?

    It could be used and understood in a certain context. Give us a complete sentence.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Mar-2019 at 19:27. Reason: adding 'It'

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    #6

    Re: Does this expression exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    It could be used and understood in a certain context. Give us a complete sentence.
    Yankee, please write complete sentences on the forum in order to set a good example to learners.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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