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  • get the start — 1. Be first, be ahead, get the lead. 2. Start first, be or get ahead at the start, get a lead at starting …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • To get the start — Start Start, n. 1. The act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion, caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden motion, or beginning of motion. [1913 Webster] The fright awakened Arcite with a start. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • get the start of — Be ahead of, have the advantage of, take the lead of, outstrip, get at a disadvantage …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • get the start of — dated gain an advantage over …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the ball rolling — or[set the ball rolling] or[start the ball rolling] {informal} To start an activity or action; make a beginning; begin. * /George started the ball rolling at the party by telling a new joke./ Compare: KEEP THE BALL ROLLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the ball rolling — or[set the ball rolling] or[start the ball rolling] {informal} To start an activity or action; make a beginning; begin. * /George started the ball rolling at the party by telling a new joke./ Compare: KEEP THE BALL ROLLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the show on the road — mainly spoken phrase to begin a particular activity OK, the boat’s ready, so let’s get this show on the road. Thesaurus: to start doing somethingsynonym Main entry: show * * * get (or keep) the show on the road …   Useful english dictionary

  • get/set/start the ball rolling — informal : to begin an activity or process She tried to get the ball rolling by asking him a few questions. • • • Main Entry: ↑ball get/set/start the ball rolling see ↑ball, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the show on the road — {v. phr.}, {informal} To start a program; get work started. * /It was several years before the rocket scientists got the show on the road./ Compare: GET THE BALL ROLLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the show on the road — {v. phr.}, {informal} To start a program; get work started. * /It was several years before the rocket scientists got the show on the road./ Compare: GET THE BALL ROLLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

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