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Start the ball rolling


Begin the process. Be the first to take action. Start a project or event. Imagine pushing a snowball down a hill as it grows bigger and bigger, it all began by starting to roll it. (Compare to Set about, Tee-up, Kick off or Hit the ground running.)

“Dinner is ready, so I guess I’ll get the ball rolling by preparing my plate.”

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