ready, steady, go!

ready, steady, go

An instruction to begin something, typically some kind of competition. The phrase is commonly used at the beginning of a race to indicate when the competitors can start. Primarily heard in UK. Is everyone in their positions? OK then, ready, steady, go!
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ready, steady, ˈgo!

(British English) (also (get) ready, (get) set, ˈgo! American English, British English ) what you say to tell people to start a race
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