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start someone off (on something)

to cause someone to begin on a task or job. I have to start Jeff off on this task, then I will talk to you. I will start off my workers on the job tomorrow.
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start off

 (on something)
1. to begin a series or sequence. Today I start off on the first volume of my trilogy. I am ready to start off now.
2. to begin a journey. When do we start off on our trip? I'm ready to start off. What about you?
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start off

(by doing something) to begin a process by doing a particular thing first. Can I start off by singing the school song? That's a good way to start off.
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start off

to begin; to set out on a journey. When do you want to start off? We will start off as soon as we can get everything packed.
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start off

1. Set out on a trip, as in We plan to start off in the morning. [Early 1800s] Also see start out.
2. start someone off. Cause someone to set out or to begin something, as in Mother packed their lunches and started them off, or Paul started them off on their multiplication tables. [Early 1700s] For start off on the right foot, see get off on the right foot.
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start off

v.
1. To begin in a specified way: The company started off with only two employees. Let's start off with an appetizer. The director of the play had started off as a stagehand 30 years ago.
2. To begin a journey: The climbers started off after breakfast.
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The first main target we have in mind for her is the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on Irish Derby weekend, but she is in the Tattersalls Gold Cup next month and we will wait and see whether she might start off there.
There are other options for him as well but the horse will tell us if he's ready to start off there.
Canter said her recent election as board president and Duffy's recent election to head UTLA allowed the district to start off with a clean slate.
Rehnert, Co-CEO of Audax Group, said, "We are excited to start off the year by adding Arnold to the Audax family.
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I would like to first start off by offering my utmost apologies to all those of you who have been potential victims of my reckless behavior - which, incidentally, happens to be every one of you.
Samsung will make a 290 billion won (US$273 million) investment in order to start off the construction of the building for the new line.
He'll not be particularly easy to place, but we'll aim to start off in the Free Handicap, where he looks nicely treated.
THE last thing Robert ``Bud'' Ovrom, new administrator of the Community Redevelopment Agency, needs to start off his tenure is a fresh CRA scandal.
By carefully examining the industry, properly capitalizing and launching an entirely new brand, we'll be able to start off on the right foot and quickly grow into a dominant force.
We have to start off and play Denver like we'd start off and play the Lakers or Dallas.
The tournaments start off with the Satellite round, the winners of which will progress to the Semi-finals (to be held in June, August and October).
It wasn't a bad first week because we won the game, but it didn't start off too well.
The panel will start off with fifteen-minute presentations by each of the panelists, followed by a discussion.
Fair Oaks, which has the capacity for 750 students, will start off with about 450 - including about 300 from Valley View and 100 from Sulphur Springs - so currently, it seems that all three schools have a great deal of space to grow.