a flying start

a flying start

An initial advantage, benefit or auspicious position at the beginning or outset of some action or undertaking. John's company got off to a flying start, thanks to his father's generous investments. I'm glad I kept up with my studies over the summer because I'll be off to a flying start when school starts back up.
See also: flying, start

flying start

see under get off the ground.
See also: flying, start