American Idioms and Expressions

Off To A Running Start Idiom

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off to a running start
What does off to a running start mean?
to have a good and fast beginningWe were off to a running start with our preparations for the autumn festival.
off to a running start
What does off to a running start mean?
start with a good fast beginning start with a good fast beginningEveryone was off to a running start when the campaign to collect money for the new hospital began.
off to a running start
What does off to a running start mean?
a good and fast beginning We were off to a running start with our preparations for the autumn festival.

off to a running start
What does off to a running start mean?
starting something with a good fast beginning Everyone was off to a running start when the campaign to collect money for the new hospital began.


Some Random Idioms
eager beaver
What does "eager beaver" mean?
someone who works very hard and is very enthusiasticThe young girl was an eager beaver and always came to class before the other students.
Sputnik moment
What does "Sputnik moment" mean?
A Sputnik moment is a point where people realise that they are threatened of challenged and have to redouble their efforts to catch up. It comes from the time when the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, the Sputnik 1, and beat the USA into space.
by far
What does "by far" mean?
greatly, by a great margin The man is by far the smartest person in his company.

Home, James
What does "Home, James" mean?
(UK) This is a cliched way of telling the driver of a vehicle to start driving. It is supposed to be an order to a chauffeur (a privately employed driver). The full phrase is 'Home, James, and don't spare the horses'.
tickle the ivories
What does "tickle the ivories" mean?
play the piano
stir up a hornet`s nest
What does "stir up a hornet`s nest" mean?
to make many people angry or dislike something, to provoke your criticsHe stirred up a hornet`s nest when he began to talk about the bonus system at his company.
wear more than one hat
What does "wear more than one hat" mean?
have more than one set of responsibilitiesOur teacher wears more than one hat and is the head of the school board as well as the coach of the swim team.
From stem to stern
What does "From stem to stern" mean?
Thorough, complete.I searched the house from stem to stern for that cat, then found him sleeping on a shelf right in front of me.
The very front of a ship is called the stem, the rear is called the stern. From stem to stern includes the entire ship.
Put somebody's nose out of joint
What does "Put somebody's nose out of joint" mean?
If you put someone's nose out of joint, you irritate them or make them angry with you.
to horn in on (someone)
What does "to horn in on (someone)" mean?
to come in without an invitation or welcome, interfereThe man horned in on our conversation although he knows that nobody likes him.
Not worth a red cent
What does "Not worth a red cent" mean?
If something is not worth a red cent, it has no value.

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