first leg

the first leg

The first stage or part (of something). I did well for the first leg of the race, but then my muscles started cramping up. I'm excited for our trip, but whose brilliant idea was it to start the first leg with a 4 AM flight?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

first leg (of a journey)

 and the first leg (of the journey)
the first segment of a journey; the first flight of a multiflight trip. The first leg of the journey got me to London.
See also: first, leg
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We all know what happened recently on the international stage, and we do not want to be victims as well,' he said in reference of the UEFA Champions League game in which Barcelona carried a healthy 3-0 led from the first leg, only to succumb 4-0 on aggregate.
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