off to a running start

off to a running start

Starting (something) with an initial advantage, benefit, or favorable position. The project is off to a running start thanks to the generous grant from your foundation. I'm glad I kept up with my studies over the summer because I'll to be off to a running start when school starts back up.
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off to a running start

with a good, fast beginning, possibly a head start. I got off to a running start in math this year. The horses got off to a running start.
See also: off, running, start