ready for the off

ready for the off

Ready or prepared for something to begin, especially a race or competition. Primarily heard in UK. We have our boat in tip-top shape ahead of the race, and we're all ready for the off.
See also: off, ready

ready for the off

(of a person or vehicle) fully prepared to leave. informal
See also: off, ready
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Pictured ready for the off are (from left), back row David Edgar, Chris Miller, Andy Jones, Luke Begley, Chris Langley, Graham Cobbit, Chris Taylor, James Grace, Simon Neale; front row Wayne Jackson, Simon Graham, Steve Pemberton, Paul Lambert, Matthew Lole, Karl Pinks, Steve Sinclaire, Jack Foster.