get off the mark

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get off the mark

To earn points for the first time in a game or competition. This team's offense will overwhelm us if we don't get off the mark early.
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get off the mark

BRITISH
In a sporting contest, when someone gets off the mark, they score or win for the first time. The goal was Atkinson's second of the season, having got off the mark against Ipswich Town on Saturday. Note: The `mark' in this expression is the line which runners stand behind at the start of a race.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

get off the mark

get started.
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get off the ˈmark

start scoring, especially in cricket: Stewart got off the mark with a four.
See also: get, mark, off
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