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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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150,000 to Blaenau Gwent Council to remodel, extend and improve the facilities at the Flying Start Hub in Ebbw Vale.
Through Flying Start, the airline's global charity partnership with Comic Relief, British Airways has been fundraising to help change the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.
"I know that many of the staff at BAMG are keen cyclists and have dedicated many hours of their own time taking part in a number of long distance cycling events, raising thousands of pounds for Flying Start/Comic Relief in the process "It was a great pleasure to spend time with them, to thank them for their fund raising efforts in the past and to encourage them to continue their support for Flying Start and Comic Relief in their fantastic work in improving the lives of underprivileged and deprived children throughout the world and here in the UK."
Welsh Conservatives have long called for reform of Flying Start to make it more "flexible and Wales-wide".
The bookmakers' Leon Blanche said: "This will hopefully help punters get off to a flying start at Prestbury Park and we wish Mr O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud horses the very best of luck at the festival."
Leveraging its deep salesforce.com services experience, Accelerize 360 (http://www.accelerize360.com) has moved to close this gap for Pardot customers with its Flying Start implementation program.
Departs 30 November 2013 2 days from PS89.00 Lincoln Christmas Market Soak up some Yuletide cheer and get the Christmas shopping off to a flying start on this festive break to Lincoln's famous and much-loved Christmas Market.
The Saddlers made a flying start, taking the lead after four minutes when, following a short corner, Adam Chambers whipped a low cross into the box for Westcarr to hammer home.
Reminder: The Flying Start Triathlon The Flying Start Triathlon is taking place this coming Friday October the 19th in Kuwait.
Summary: The Olympic flame got off to a flying start on day 46 of its journey around the UK carried into the sky by jet pack man.
At least half of the proceeds from the text-to-win competition will go to Flying Start, British Airways' global charity partnership with Comic Relief, and there is also a free-to-enter competition.
FLYING START: Speedway's Jack HECKMONDWIKE Cycle Speedway rider Pawel Idziorek won the Northern Under 19 championship with a maximum 20 points at Firth Park.
BARRY LYNCH, who will graduate from the Darley Flying Start programme next month, will join the Irish office of Lillingston Bloodstock at Mount Coote Stud later this summer.
An eagle at the first gave the local hero a flying start as he toppled Ian Poulter off the summit of the leaderboard.
The Welsh Government programme Flying Start aims to support young children in the most disadvantaged areas.