flying start


flying start

noun

: a good or fast start

Full Definition of FLYING START

1
:  a start in racing in which the participants are already moving when they cross the starting line or receive the starting signal
2
:  a favorable start of something

Examples of FLYING START

  1. The meeting got off to a flying start.
  2. The restaurant made a flying start by filling up on opening night.

First Known Use of FLYING START

1851

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