start the ball rolling


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start the ball rolling

To set something, often a process, in motion; to begin. I think it will be easier to become comfortable driving now that I've started the ball rolling with driving lessons. I'll start the ball rolling with the icing while you mix the batter.
See also: ball, roll, start
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And even if Scots go to the polls, a "yes" vote will only start the ball rolling on talks with Westminster as the Edinburgh Parliament has no power to declare Scotland independent.
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I will start the ball rolling, forget the Corporate donations, let the balance come from ordinary folk like myself.