get off to a good/bad start


: to be good/bad at the beginning
Their marriage got off to a good/bad start.

Examples of get off to a good/bad start in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sophia Smith’s two goals helped the U.S. get off to a good start in the tournament with a 3-0 win vs. Vietnam on Friday. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 26 July 2023 Spence, who is bigger, younger, with a better jab and a higher punch-output, is going to get off to a good start. Manouk Akopyan, Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2023 The original film, which was written and directed by Ron Shelton, tells the story of two street basketballers who get off to a bad start before eventually teaming up. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 22 June 2022 According to Parnell, his pre-race prep didn’t get off to a good start. Hannah Weinberger, Outside Online, 6 Oct. 2014 Spot starter David Peterson (6-2) helped New York’s seventh doubleheader get off to a good start by allowing three hits in 5 1/3 innings for his third scoreless start this year. Larry Fleisher, ajc, 6 Aug. 2022 Will South Alabama finally get off to a good start? Creg Stephenson |, al, 8 Oct. 2021 Whether Trump vetoes the bill or not, analysts predict that the Turkish government will seek to get off to a good start with the incoming Biden administration. Elvan Katmer, Fox News, 15 Dec. 2020 The Dow did not get off to a good start, plunging 30% to an all-time low of 28.48 by August that year. Chris Isidore, CNN, 24 Nov. 2020

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“Get off to a good/bad start.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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