hit the ground running


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hit the ground running

To begin something energetically and successfully. I'm confident that our new CEO will just hit the ground running once she starts here.
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hit the ground running

Fig. to start the day very energetically. A decade ago I had a lot more energy. I would wake up, hit the ground running, and never stop until I went to bed again.
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hit the ground running

Seize an opportunity; begin at full speed. For example, As soon as the front office gave its approval for the new department, we hit the ground running . The origin of this term is disputed. It may come from troops dropped into a combat zone, from stowaways jumping off a freight train as it nears the station, or from Pony Express riders avoiding delay when they changed mounts.
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hit the ground running

If you hit the ground running, you start a new activity with great energy and enthusiasm, working effectively from the beginning. We need someone who is fully trained and can hit the ground running. She's in excellent shape and in good spirits. She'll hit the ground running when she gets back. Note: The image here may be of soldiers landing by parachute or helicopter in a battle area and moving off quickly as soon as they reach the ground.
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hit the ground running

start something and proceed at a fast pace with enthusiasm. informal
1997 Independent Some targets move too fast, even for a government that makes it clear it has hit the ground running.
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ˌhit the ground ˈrunning

(informal) start doing something and continue very quickly and successfully: What we need for this project is someone who will hit the ground running.This idiom possibly refers to soldiers who are expected to land from parachutes or from helicopters and get straight into action.
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hit the ground running

Informal
To begin a venture with great energy, involvement, and competence.
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