get off the mark

get off the mark

  (British & Australian)
to score for the first time in a sports competition Liverpool got off the mark with a blinding goal.
See also: get, mark, off
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Has been lightly raced over hurdles, but has shown plenty of promise on both occasions and expected to get off the mark now dropped in grade.
Is fancied to get off the mark for the season following a decent effort last Saturday.
The striker missed a great chance to get off the mark for the season late in last weekend's defeat by Inverness.
The 18-year-old Burnley striker was delighted to get off the mark and he beamed: "I can't believe this, I'm over the moon.
40 Sedgefield)On a good mark and, with the step up to this trip expected to suit, is fancied to get off the mark for the season.