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off and running

Launched or launching vigorously into a course of action.

Etymology:

  • An allusion to the beginning of a footrace or horse race, when competitors rush forth out of the starting blocks or starting gate.
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But both newspapers made the same point. . . . And so the story was off and running.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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éteint et en marche

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