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get out of the gate

Slang definitions & phrases for get out of the gate

get out of the gate

verb phrase

To start; get under way; get off the block: I think it was important to get out of the gate quickly

[1980s+ fr horse racing; fr the starting gate of a horse track]

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