Definition of flying start noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


flying start

BrE BrE//ˌflaɪɪŋ ˈstɑːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌflaɪɪŋ ˈstɑːrt//
(less frequent flyer) [singular]
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  • a very fast start to a race, competition, etc.
  • Idioms
    get off to a flying start, get off to a flyer
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    to make a very good start; to begin something well She’s got off to a flying start in her new career.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flying start