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for openersand for starters
to start with. For openers, they played a song everyone knows. For starters, I'll serve a delicious soup.
as a beginning for starters For openers, we have a staff of 10 just to handle the billing.Related vocabulary: to begin with
Also, for starters. To begin with. For example, Out of 50 possible jurors they eliminated 30, for openers, or She believed him, which indicated, for starters, that she was very gullible. The word starters is also used for the appetizer or first course of a meal, as in For starters we had shrimp cocktail. [Mid-1900s]
To begin with: "Out of 54 potential jurors, they knocked 20 off ... just for openers" (Joseph DiMona).