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(Get) Off To a Flying Start - Idiom

Video Overview

The idiom 'get off to a flying start' means to have a successful beginning to something. This video explains the meaning and use of the idiom 'get off to a flying start' in English. We explain how to use it with some easy examples to help you learn this idiom so you can use it in spoken and Business English.

Video Analysis

When we ’get off to a flying start', we experience an initial advantage in whatever the situation is; or we are making very good progress. In the literal sense, when a plane is beginning to take off, it builds up speed and momentum to rise into the sky; so, when we use this idiom, we note that the beginning of a situation has the potential to go very well, and is 'off to a flying start’.


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