get off the ground

idiom

1
: to begin to operate or proceed in a successful way
The project never really got off the ground.
2
: to cause (something) to begin to operate or proceed in a successful way
We're still trying to get this project off the ground.

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“Get off the ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20off%20the%20ground. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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