get the show on the road

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get the show on the road

Start an undertaking; begin work. For example, After months of training, the astronauts were eager to get the show on the road. This synonym of get going alludes to a theatrical production going on tour. Also see get the ball rolling.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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