open the batting

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open the batting

1. In cricket, to be one of the first two batsmen to start an inning. You need to improve defensively if you want to open the batting.
2. By extension, to begin something. That candidate's vicious ad really opened the batting for an ugly election cycle.
See also: batting, open
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