get off the ground

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Definition of get off the ground

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 24 Sep. 2020.

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