flying start
noun Date: 1851 1. a start in racing in which the participants are already moving when they cross the starting line or receive the starting signal 2. a favorable start of something

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  • flying start — noun count a very good beginning to a race, game, or piece of work: Jimenez got off to a flying start, with two goals in 20 minutes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flying start — ► NOUN 1) a start of a race in which the competitors are already moving at speed as they pass the starting point. 2) a good beginning giving an advantage over competitors …   English terms dictionary

  • flying start — n. 1. the start of a race in which the contestants are already moving as they pass the starting line 2. any rapid beginning …   English World dictionary

  • flying start — noun 1. a racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they pass the starting line • Syn: ↑running start • Hypernyms: ↑racing start 2. a quick and auspicious beginning • Syn: ↑running start …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flying Start — Infobox Single Name = Flying Start Artist = Mike Oldfield with Kevin Ayers from Album = Islands Released = start date|1988|2|1 Recorded = Genre = Progressive rock, Pop rock Length = Label = Virgin Records Writer = Mike Oldfield Producer = Mike… …   Wikipedia

  • flying start — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flying start : singular flying start plural flying starts a very good beginning to a race, game, or piece of work Jimenez got off to a flying start, with two goals in 20 minutes …   English dictionary

  • flying start — noun 1 get off to a flying start informal to begin very well: He s got off to a flying start in his new job. 2 a start to a race in which the competitors are already moving very quickly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flying start —    If something gets off to a flying start, it is immediately successful.     Sales of the book got off to a flying start and exceeded our expectations …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • flying start — 1. a start, as in sailboat racing, in which the entrants begin moving before reaching the starting line. 2. a start or beginning of anything, characterized by the participant s vigor and enthusiasm and sometimes by a certain advantage over… …   Universalium

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