one's start

(one's) start

The beginning point of or first opportunity in one's career. Often followed by "in (something)." I got my start in publishing as an editorial assistant, and I just kept climbing the ranks from there. My father's friend was a senator when I was in college—she gave me my start in politics. I'm sure all the aspiring actors out there would like to know how you got your start in Hollywood.
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*one's start

one's first career opportunity. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give one ~.) I had my start in painting when I was thirty. She helped me get my start by recommending me to the manager.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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