for a start

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for a start

In the first place; to begin with; as the first of a given set of points (e.g., in an argument). You're bored and don't know what to do? Well, you could go play outside, for a start! I'm sick of living in this city—for a start, the traffic makes commuting to work an absolute nightmare!
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for a ˈstart


to ˈstart with

(also for ˈstarters informal) used for giving the first of several things or reasons: You’re not going to marry him. For a start, you’re too young. For another thing, you hardly know him.She wasn’t keen on the idea to start with.
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