out of the blocks


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Related to out of the blocks: at least, touch base, at the expense of, take it for granted

out (of) the (starting) blocks

Immediately; at or from the very starting position. Out the blocks, the company's latest video game console has proven wildly popular. We're aiming to be the first one out of the blocks with mixed-reality technology. I was a bit slow out of the starting blocks to find what I wanted to study in college, but by my second year I felt really confident in my degree.
See also: block, out

out of the blocks

From a starting position, as in a race or contest: The company has in the past been slow out of the blocks to adapt to consumer tastes.
See also: block, of, out