Flying start

Cars off to a flying start, pic: http://www.enterprise-pm.com

Getting off to a flying start is another way of saying that one had a very successful beginning.  It could be in business, sports, with school/studying or a hobby.

All sorts of things can be off to a flying start, for example people

Maddy was off to a flying start with her new job.

or sports teams:

“Bulls get off to a flying start” (actual head line, the Bulls are a men’s basketball team out of Buffalo)

or events:

“Today’s meeting got off to a flying start when the software team to us that they found and fixed the bug in the system.”

Businesses:

“Despite the bad economic situation Carly’s Cupcake store got off to a flying start.

The expression derives from a racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they pass the starting line.

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One Comment to “Flying start”

  1. Pretty sure the origin of the term is from sailing, where the racing ships had to cross the starting line under full sail. However, so far I’ve failed to find documentation for the origin…

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