get/set/start the ball rolling


: to begin an activity or process
At the meeting, she tried to get the ball rolling by asking a few questions.

Examples of get/set/start the ball rolling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lenny Kravitz will get the ball rolling with a special performance ahead of next month’s UEFA Champions League Final. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 17 May 2024 Although many knowledge workers are eager to get the ball rolling with AI, some employees are hesitant to use the technology. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 10 May 2024 Based on past reports and the company’s usual modus operandi, Apple is likely to get the ball rolling straight away with talk of its new iPad Pros with OLED screens and a larger, better-looking iPad Air. Kyle Barr / Gizmodo, Quartz, 6 May 2024 Knowing what to look out for as a parent can help get the ball rolling on the proper care and treatment for your child, heading off more serious problems down the road (which can include major scars, surgery, and sometimes depression and anxiety). Ade Onibada, SELF, 12 Apr. 2024 So, get the ball rolling on all of your Mother's Day baking with a few of our favorite make-ahead desserts. Kimberly Holland, Southern Living, 10 Apr. 2024 In other states, such as Georgia, the group is seeking to build Democratic power in red legislatures to get the ball rolling for future majority control. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2024 Unfortunately, there is no common friend or neighbor who could run interference and get the ball rolling. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 By 2021, Brew Ha Ha Productions was able to get the ball rolling by setting up a single-day, scaled back version of the festival in Tempe, Arizona, in May with Pennywise, Face to Face, Strung Out, Good Riddance and H20. Kelli Skye Fadroski, Orange County Register, 30 Jan. 2024

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“Get/set/start the ball rolling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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