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As a first step. A: "I'd like to help in some way, if I can." B: "OK. For openers, you could set up chairs for the guests."
for openersand for starters
to start with. For openers, they played a song everyone knows. For starters, I'll serve a delicious soup.
Also, for starters. To begin with. For example, Out of 50 possible jurors they eliminated 30, for openers, or She believed him, which indicated, for starters, that she was very gullible. The word starters is also used for the appetizer or first course of a meal, as in For starters we had shrimp cocktail. [Mid-1900s]
for openersto start with; first of all. informal
for ˈopeners(informal, especially American English) to begin with; for a start: For openers, I don’t think his work is very original.
To begin with: "Out of 54 potential jurors, they knocked 20 off ... just for openers" (Joseph DiMona).