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a running start

1. Literally, in sports, a start to a race in which one is already at full speed by the time one reaches the starting line. To make things more fair, we're going to give your little sister a running start.
2. By extension, an initial advantage, benefit or auspicious position at the beginning or outset of some action, endeavor, or undertaking. John's company's been given a bit of a running start since his father decided to invest so much money into it. I'm glad I kept up with my studies over the summer because I'll to be off to a running start when school starts back up.
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running start

An initial advantage, as in His background in biochemistry gave him a running start in the field of genetics. This expression alludes to track events such as the running broad jump, in which one begins moving before reaching the actual take-off point. [1920s] Also see under get off the ground.
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She started helping out Ryan Leary, who opened Running Start in August 2012.
This year, Running Start will double the attendees at its summer workshop.
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But the plan is in place, and, says Fletcher, "we have a good running start on recovery."
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Project Running Start is an enrollment partnership between participating high schools and the community colleges that allows high school students to take college courses at a reduced price.
"Immediate past President Si Solomon did a great job of getting us off to a running start;" said Millman.
A paragraph was meant to convey that roughly 10 percent of Washington state's high-school juniors and seniors are dually enrolled in Running Start, and that the students who make up that 10 percent are "shoulder-to-shoulder" in academic performance with traditional community-college students, according to Running Start spokeswoman Sally Zeiger Hanson.
This report analyzes the outcomes of the Running Start Program, part of Washington State's 1990 "Learning by Choice Law," which was designed to expand educational options for high school students.
For the 220's, you must first time the athletes in a "running start" 220 (give them a 5-yard running head start), then add 5 seconds to that time.
Repeated use of a dancer, kicking up one heel in a running start, underscored this race for life.
And one day, he took a running start, leaped into the air, began flapping his powerful wings and "instead of rising a few feet, as usual, he soared into the sky and found his true potential and destiny."
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