get (one's) start (in something)(redirected from gotten his start)
get (one's) start (in something)
To get one's first chance or opportunity to begin a career (in something). I got my start in publishing as an editorial assistant, and I just kept climbing the ranks from there. My father had a friend whose mother was a senator, she helped him get his start in politics.
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