a flying start

a flying start

An initial advantage, benefit or auspicious position at the beginning or outset of some action 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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flying start

see under get off the ground.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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