off to a flying start

off to a flying start

Experiencing an initial advantage, benefit or auspicious position at the beginning or outset of some action or undertaking. John's company got off to a flying start, thanks to his father's generous investments. I'm glad I kept up with my studies over the summer because I'll be off to a flying start when school starts back up.
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*off to a flying start

Fig. having a very successful beginning to something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) The new business got off to a flying start with those export orders. We shall need a large donation from the local citizens if the charity is to get off to a flying start.
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In the second semi final between Court Bar and Pickwicks it was the Court boys who got off to a flying start as they took all three doubles, with the first 701 leg from John Barclay Snr and Alex McAllister being finished in just 23 darts.
Anthony Massey was off to a flying start against home skipper Michael Whaley, starting the fifth game with a break of 62.