be off the (starting) blocks(redirected from are off the blocks)
be off the (starting) blocks
To be working on a certain activity. (Runners are positioned at the "starting blocks" at the beginning of a race.) The construction crew is already off the blocks, so you need to call them right now if you want to stop the project.
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