off to a flying start

off to a flying start

Experiencing an initial advantage, benefit or auspicious position at the beginning or outset of some action, endeavor, 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.
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*off to a flying start

Fig. having a very successful beginning to something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) The new business got off to a flying start with those export orders. We shall need a large donation from the local citizens if the charity is to get off to a flying start.
See also: flying, off, start