In this video, we explain the idiom ‘hit the ground running’, giving some examples. Watch the video and then read our analysis afterwards.
Have you ever heard someone say 'we need to hit the ground running?' You might have heard it in a meeting or a presentation, or when someone was discussing a project they were about to begin.
To 'hit the ground running' means that you start off strong to get ahead. Like in a race, if you hit the ground running, you can get ahead of the competition. Hitting the ground running has a similar meaning to 'getting off to a good start'.