Their parents keep telling them money is important, and if you want to live well or go places, you need money.
This could allow you to go places in half the time it takes to travel by car.
There is a spiritual component to serious art but there is also a warrior ethic—you must go places where you are not welcome.
But early in this venture, I must get me a pony—a pinto, preferably—small enough for me to ride and big enough to go places.
I knew just enough about his work to go places for him and save his time.
She'd have to dress up and give dinners, and go places and dance and meet cheerful people, and—well, who knows?
It makes me itch to get up on ma hind legs an' do things, go places.
She can go places, grinned Slim, but he did not encourage the conversation along that line.
I go places merely because, for one reason or another, they attract me.
Hal and Mab just loved to go places with Daddy, to learn about the birds, trees and flowers.
c.1200, "space, dimensional extent, room, area," from Old French place "place, spot" (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin placea "place, spot," from Latin platea "courtyard, open space; broad way, avenue," from Greek plateia (hodos) "broad (way)," fem. of platys "broad" (see plaice).
Replaced Old English stow and stede. From mid-13c. as "particular part of space, extent, definite location, spot, site;" from early 14c. as "position or place occupied by custom, etc.; position on some social scale;" from late 14c. as "inhabited place, town, country," also "place on the surface of something, portion of something, part," also, "office, post." Meaning "group of houses in a town" is from 1580s.
Also from the same Latin source are Italian piazza, Catalan plassa, Spanish plaza, Middle Dutch plaetse, Dutch plaats, German Platz, Danish plads, Norwegian plass. Wide application in English covers meanings that in French require three words: place, lieu, and endroit. Cognate Italian piazza and Spanish plaza retain more of the etymological sense.
To take place "happen" is from mid-15c. To know (one's) place is from c.1600; hence figurative expression put (someone) in his or her place (1855). Place of worship attested from 1689, originally in official papers and in reference to assemblies of dissenters from the Church of England. All over the place "in disorder" is attested from 1923.
mid-15c., "to determine the position of;" also "to put (something somewhere)," from place (n.). In the horse racing sense of "to achieve a certain position" (usually in the top three finishers; in U.S., specifically second place) it is first attested 1924, from earlier meaning "to state the position of" (among the first three finishers), 1826. Related: Placed; placing. To take place "to happen, be accomplished" (mid-15c., earlier have place, late 14c.), translates French avoir lieu.
To do very well in one's work; have a successful career; make good (1930s+)