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off the ground

Beyond the initial stages and at a point of stable or self-sufficient progress or development. Now that this project is finally off the ground, we can start to focus some of our attention on other areas of the business. He had a great idea for a business, but he didn't have the time or resources to ever get it off the ground.
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off the ground

Under way, as if in flight: Because of legal difficulties, the construction project never got off the ground.
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Skill and knowledge are now handed down from one set of students to another in this way, until at the present time a building of any description or size can be constructed wholly by our instructors and students, from the drawing of the plans to the putting in of the electric fixtures, without going off the grounds for a single workman.
For it is a solid, heavy, handsome door, and must once have been in the habit of shutting with a sonorous bang behind a liveried lackey, who had just seen his master and mistress off the grounds in a carriage and pair.
AKEEP fence panels about 50mm off the ground to prevent them rotting and to allow small mammals like hedgehogs to pass under your fence.
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West Kirby-based Off The Ground theatre is bringing the mythical Greek tale of excitement and heroic derringdo to Ness Gardens' theatre on August 8.
Marcelo Paz, project lead for the IDB stated, Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, financial institutions fulfil an essential role in lifting green growth projects off the ground by facilitating their access to financing options.
RAPID improver Off The Ground will run in the JLT Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
A woman watched in disbelief as the raging winds raised four panicstricken moggies off the ground, spun them around, then blew them back down to earth.
degrees and lift your feet off the ground together.
Summary: President Obama was bear hugged and lifted off the ground by a rather muscular pizza restaurant owner in Florida over the weekend.
Unfortunately, due to a health disability, the owner has not been able to push the business and get it off the ground to reach its full potential.
Melbourne, September 23 (ANI): A python lifted a man in Australia clean off the ground while he was trying to capture it.
To call for residents to take the credit for getting this scheme off the ground and then to praise the likes of Councillors Barton and Delaney is at best ignorance of the real efforts made, not being a resident himself no doubt, or at worse sheer misinformation.
He failed to get off the ground, damaging the Flyer in the process, and Orville took his turn as pilot when repairs had been effected three days later.