flying start

noun
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

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 in a Sentence

  1. The meeting got off to a flying start.

  2. The restaurant made a flying start by filling up on opening night.

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First Known Use of flying start

1851

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of flying start for English Language Learners

  • : a good or fast start


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