Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sports A racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they cross the starting line.
  • noun A quick or auspicious beginning.

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  • noun idiomatic An especially good start.
  • noun The start of a sports event in which the competitors are moving when they pass the starting line or initial jump point.

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  • noun a quick and auspicious beginning
  • noun a racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they pass the starting line

Etymologies

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From sailboat races, where the ships should be 'flying' under full sail as they cross the starting line.

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