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a running start

1. Literally, in sports, a start to a race in which one is already at full speed by the time one reaches the starting line. To make things more fair, we're going to give your little sister a running start.
2. By extension, an initial advantage, benefit or auspicious position at the beginning or outset of some action, endeavor, or undertaking. John's company's been given a bit of a running start since his father decided to invest so much money into it. I'm glad I kept up with my studies over the summer because I'll to be off to a running start when school starts back up.
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running start

An initial advantage, as in His background in biochemistry gave him a running start in the field of genetics. This expression alludes to track events such as the running broad jump, in which one begins moving before reaching the actual take-off point. [1920s] Also see under get off the ground.
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Leary said that Running Start is changing from a for-profit to a nonprofit so it can implement its "corporate sponsorship model," which will remove Running Start's risk of capitalizing its member startups.
This year, Running Start will double the attendees at its summer workshop.
Being immersed in people that are creative and motivated and full of ideas and energy is just an invigorating environment to be in," said Kevin Harrington, founder and chief technology officer of Neuron Robotics, which occupies lab space in the building Running Start is renovating.
Project Running Start is an enrollment partnership between participating high schools and the community colleges that allows high school students to take college courses at a reduced price.
In Washington, Running Start students pay only for books and incidental fees.
This report analyzes the outcomes of the Running Start Program, part of Washington State's 1990 "Learning by Choice Law," which was designed to expand educational options for high school students.
Not all players have that - a lot of them need a running start.
His extensive knowledge of our organization gives Danny a running start towards aligning the companies operations and execution with the vision and goals of the Company.
Unlike the Massachusetts Biomedical Initiative, which operates three life science facilities in Worcester, Running Start is geared for small businesses, and all types of businesses are welcomed.
About 1,300 New Hampshire high school students are getting a running start on college credits.
This document is a report on Washington State's Running Start program, which allows eleventh- and twelfth-grade high school students to take college courses for free at any of the 34 state community and technical colleges or at Washington State, Eastern Washington, or Western Washington universities.
It's like telling a javelin thrower he can't get a running start before he throws the javelin.
It was now the backside LB who had a running start into the backfield.
His extensive knowledge of our organization and line of business gives Michael a running start towards aligning the companies operations and execution with the vision and goals of growing our global operations (USA) and Center of Excellence for Emerging Technology Development in Silicon Valley.
1 -- color) Applicants for lifeguard jobs get a running start on the 1,000-meter swim Sunday morning at San Buenaventura State Beach.