hit the ground running
phrasal to begin or proceed quickly, energetically, or effectively

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hit the ground running — ► INFORMAL to immediately work hard and successfully at a new activity: »Companies often expect staff to hit the ground running. Main Entry: ↑hit …   Financial and business terms

  • hit the ground running — If someone hits the ground running, they start a new job or position in a very dynamic manner …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hit the ground running — ► hit the ground running informal start something new at a fast pace and with enthusiasm. Main Entry: ↑hit …   English terms dictionary

  • hit the ground running — phrasal : to begin or proceed quickly, energetically, or effectively * * * hit the ground running (informal) To react instantly, functioning at full speed and efficiency immediately • • • Main Entry: ↑hit * * * hit the ground running phrase to be …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit the ground running — to be successful from the start of an activity The squad will have to hit the ground running from the very first game …   English dictionary

  • hit the ground running — verb To begin an activity immediately and with full commitment. Employers these days look for candidates that can hit the ground running, so that they spend less on training …   Wiktionary

  • hit the ground running — be able to work effectively when you begin a new job, self starter    We need someone who can hit the ground running, a person who needs no training …   English idioms

  • hit the ground running — mainly American to immediately work very hard and successfully at a new activity. If elected, they promise to hit the ground running in their first few weeks of office …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit the ground running —    If someone hits the ground running, they start a new job or position in a very dynamic manner.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • hit the ground running — Meaning Get off to a quick start. Origin Probably from a military origin. Soldiers are expected to land from parachutes or from helicopters and get straight into action …   Meaning and origin of phrases

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