for starters
phrasal to begin with

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • for starters — ► for starters informal first of all. Main Entry: ↑starter …   English terms dictionary

  • for starters — phrasal : to begin with * * * informal first of all; to start with * * * for starters used to introduce a statement that is the first in a series of statements “Why don t you like him?” “Well, for starters [=first of all], he was rude to my… …   Useful english dictionary

  • for starters — mainly spoken 1) as the beginning or first stage of something For starters, we ought to explain why we re here. £25? That ll do for starters. 2) used for introducing the first point in a series, especially in an argument For starters, it s too… …   English dictionary

  • for starters — as a beginning. If they want to be involved, for starters, they might join Saturday s antiwar protest downtown. Usage notes: often used in the form that s just for starters: You ve got to put down a deposit of $500, and that s just for starters!… …   New idioms dictionary

  • for starters — adverb As an initial point; before any other considerations. For starters, you cant talk to black people like youre a redneck cowboy. We hate redneck cowboys …   Wiktionary

  • for starters — to begin with, first of all, firstly, first and foremost; for openers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • for starters — informal first of all. → start in on …   English new terms dictionary

  • for starters — idi cvb as the first step, part, point, etc.; first …   From formal English to slang

  • for openers — mainly american phrase used for beginning a statement or discussion For openers, where were you last night? Thesaurus: ways of starting a statement or conversationsynonym Main entry: opener * * * informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • for a start — In the first place, as a preliminary consideration • • • Main Entry: ↑start * * * for a start phrase used for introducing the first point in a series, especially in an argument They are too young for a start. Thesaurus: expressions showing anger… …   Useful english dictionary

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