off to a flying start

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - off to a flying start

"off to a flying start"

having a very successful beginning to something while quickly making good progress


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - off to a flying start

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How is the new marketing campaign going?

Colleague 2:  We launched the new product yesterday and it is off to a flying start with sales far ahead of our competitors.

Colleague 1:  Let's hope those initial sales figures keep going over a longer term.

Colleague 2:  Capturing the market early and successfully is a good sign.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - off to a flying start

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Sorry I'm late. What did I miss?

Friend 2:  Well, the home team got off to a flying start with two goals in the first five minutes.

Friend 1:  Rats! I have a bet on the visiting team. Maybe they can recover.

off to a flying start - Usage:


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off to a flying start - Gerund Form:

Getting off to a flying start does not always assure long-term success.

off to a flying start - Examples:

1)  The clash was off to a flying start with a couple of goals in the first few minutes. 

2)  ... got off to a flying start where he birdied the first three holes before picking up another shot on the ...

3)  On May 16 it got off to a flying start, closing up 9 per cent on its first day of trade at $1.45.

4)  The winners got off to a flying start with two goals. 

5)  The fundraiser got off to a flying start with the initial target of $20,000 reached within six days of being launched.

6)  Once you are up and running and you get your campaign off to a flying start, one thing normally follows the other and ...

7)  The event took off to a flying start on Friday with city's landmark buildings being illuminated in pink.

8)  Energy stocks are off to a flying start as investors cheer OPEC's surprise decision to cut production levels, pushing the ...

9)  The new product is off to a flying start, with annualised growth at a sky-high 89 per cent.

10)  The team got off to a flying start with three emphatic victories.

11)  ... service has got off to a flying start and won overwhelming support, according to the scheme's backers.

12)  The hosts got off to a flying start and claimed the lead after just six minutes of play.

13)  ... ensured the party got off to a flying start with a visually stunning celebration of his homeland on the world stage.

14)  And with this run of partnerships and wins we're off to a flying start.

15)  ... first ever sedan that was officially launched yesterday night, is off to a flying start. So far, the Rawang-based car maker has received 5,000 bookings for the new ...

16)  Queenstown's winter season is off to a flying start with good snow and freezing overnight temperatures helping deliver superb conditions for festival events.

17)  We allowed England to get off to a flying start and couldn't claw it back by taking wickets. 

18)  ... on the other hand, got off to a flying start and kept his lead to finish ahead of teammate ...

19)  He got off to a flying start although I don't think we went off too quick.

20)  Mayo got off to a flying start with a goal inside the opening three minutes.