start as (something)

start as (something)

To begin some journey or development from a particular status, condition, rank, etc. I started as a QA tester, but I was eventually given the chance to be one of the company's software developers. It started as short story, but I kept adding characters and plot developments until I eventually made it into a full-fledged novel. Hey, don't feel bad—everyone has to start as a beginner. It's only through practice and experience that we get better!
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start as something

to begin in some original condition or status. Every forest fire starts as a small spark. The argument started as a small disagreement.
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