flying start

noun

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

The meeting got off to a flying start. The restaurant made a flying start by filling up on opening night.
Recent Examples on the Web Now Andrews and Brown are more mature receivers, rookie Rashod Bateman is off to a flying start, and Sammy Watkins is a steady veteran. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 18 Nov. 2021 Stafford is off to a flying start with the Rams, racking up 1,222 yards and 11 TD passes with two interceptions and 9.1 yards per completion. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 7 Oct. 2021 Stafford is off to a flying start with the Rams, racking up 1,222 yards and 11 TD passes with two interceptions and 9.1 yards per completion. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 7 Oct. 2021 Iñaki Williams Arnaud Kalimuendo scored twice for Lens to continue its flying start with a 2-0 win over 10-man Reims in the French league. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Oct. 2021 The Heisman Trophy campaign did not get off to a flying start for Howell. Adam Smith, USA TODAY, 4 Sep. 2021 The Americans are off to a flying start at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Paul Newberry, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 July 2021 The Americans are off to a flying start at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Paul Newberry, Star Tribune, 25 July 2021 Business)India's first billion-dollar tech startup to go public got off to a flying start on Friday. Diksha Madhok, CNN, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of flying start

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flying start was in 1851

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21 Nov 2021

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“Flying start.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flying%20start. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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flying start

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flying start

: a good or fast start

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