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for starters

1. As one example or reason (out of several potential ones). Why don't I like musicals? Well, for starters, I just can't take a story seriously when it's set to music. I prefer shopping at brick-and-mortar shops. It's nice talking to someone in person, for starters.
2. Initially; as a beginning. A: "I'd like to help in some way, if I can." B: "OK. For starters, you could set up chairs for the guests."
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for starters

INFORMAL
1. People say for starters to introduce the first thing or things in a series of things. It'll be nicer than being at home, in some ways. No kids and dogs, for starters. There was so much I needed to know. How did my previous beliefs fit in with what I was now discovering, for starters?
2. People say for starters to talk about the first thing to be done. I'd like to punch him on the nose for starters.
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for starters

Informal
To begin with; initially: "Deborah believes him, indicating, for starters, that she isn't the brightest" (Judith Crist).
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