for a start

idiom

used to introduce a statement that is the first in a series of statements
"What was the restaurant like?" "Well, for a start, the food was fantastic."

Examples of for a start in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Getting the right power-to-weight ratio for a start—lithium-ion batteries are still bulky and heavy. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 31 Jan. 2024 There’s a refinement coming for the brilliant Stolen Device Protection, for a start. David Phelan, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 However, for a start, both phones need to be unlocked or nothing happens. David Phelan, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Starting in 1964, to get ready for a start, Koufax would do the following: An hour before the game, the trainer rubbed Capsolin (an ointment made from the stuff that makes chili peppers hot) on his elbow and arm. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2023 For all its strengths, Google’s current Assistant is still mostly a tiny repeating machine Giving me a rundown of those important emails and interpreting them into reminders or to-do list items would be a good one, for a start. Allison Johnson, The Verge, 30 Sep. 2023 The team’s decision to call up Matt Dermody for a start earlier this month reflected the lack of rotation depth on the 40-man roster beyond the bullpen. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 19 June 2023 View full post on Instagram Unlike previous seasons that have premiered in late June or July, the next installment is slated for a start date of August 2, 2023. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 26 May 2023 Emboldened by strong support in opinion polls and rallies, Khan has shown no signs of backing down against the government and the army and is seeking support from the Supreme Court to hold polls in two provinces for a start. Faseeh Mangi, Fortune, 9 May 2023

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“For a start.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20a%20start. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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