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out (of) the (starting) blocks
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.
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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.
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