Running-start

running start

noun
1.
Sports. a start, as in the hop, step, and jump or the running broad jump, in which a contestant begins moving before reaching the starting or take-off point.
2.
an initial advantage in undertaking something; a head start: His background gave him a running start in business.

Origin:
1925–30

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running start

noun
1. a racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they pass the starting line [syn: flying start
2. a quick and auspicious beginning [syn: flying start
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