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come out of the chute

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come out of the chute

verb phrase

To begin; inaugurate something: If we had come out of the chute conservatively, we would have been projecting a sense of doubt

[1980s+; fr the rodeo, where bucking horses, rampaging bulls, etc, come out of a chute at the edge of the arena]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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