Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
(get/give) a (head) start
give a head startget a startget a head start
1) to give someone an advantage, begin something
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get a head start in life/in the market
If you 'give someone a head start' you set them up in a position where it is difficult for them to fail. 'Giving a head start' might include giving an advantageous position, resources or earlier starting time than others competing for the same opportunities and resources. This is an idiomatic expression used in professional and social contexts. You might give someone a 'head start' in a race, on a project, or socially: "Children who have access to books when they are young have a head start when it comes to education in later years." "I gave John a head start in the race because he is recovering from an injury."
Social Examples (Advance)
Reading to your child at an early age cangive them a head start in lifeby improving their vocabulary.
In order to get a start in the Sports Industry, the young boy got a job selling jerseys on match days.
Tomgot a great start in the race, and moved into first position very quickly.
Professional Examples (Basic)
By refusing to advertise, you aregiving the competition a head start.
The young graduate took an internshipin order to get a start in the industry.
Grants and enterprise schemes canhelp give a head start to entrepreneurs and start-upsin the marketplace.
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