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start on someone or something

 
1. to begin dealing with someone or something. We have finished talking about Gary, and now we will start on Bob. We will start on dessert after you have finished your broccoli.
2. to begin to castigate someone or something Don't start on me! I didn't do anything wrong! The politician started on the opposing party, and everyone in the audience cheered.
See also: on, start

start on

v.
1. To begin doing some project: After dinner, I started on my homework.
2. To cause someone to begin some diet, medication, or other corrective action taken or undertaken routinely: The doctor started me on antibiotics.
See also: on, start
References in classic literature ?
So let's thank the Truth Pond for being so nice, and start on our journey to the Emerald City.
During the early spring he had refrained from adding extensively to the comfort of his environment because he had felt that the army might start on the march at any moment.
He was about to start on a long journey--a difficult one--by sea--and no soul would know where he was gone.
With the SKD line now operational, final assembly will start on a production order of 30,000 phone kits imported from Hop-on's Asian manufacturer.