start the ball rolling

start the ball rolling
phrasal

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get/set/start/the ball rolling phrase
to make something start happening

There are several things we should discuss. Who’d like to start the ball rolling?

Thesaurus: to make something start to exist or happensynonym
Main entry: ball

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start (or get or set) the ball rolling
set an activity in motion; make a start

to start the ball rolling, the government was asked to contribute a million dollars to the fund

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start the ball rolling — see ball, 1
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Main Entry:start

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get/set/start/keep the ball ˈrolling idiom
to make sth start happening; to make sure that sth continues to happen
Main entry:ballidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • start the ball rolling — See: GET THE BALL ROLLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • start the ball rolling — See: GET THE BALL ROLLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • start\ the\ ball\ rolling — • get the ball rolling • set the ball rolling • start the ball rolling informal To start an activity or action; make a beginning; begin. George started the ball rolling at the party by telling a new joke. Compare: keep the ball rolling …   Словарь американских идиом

  • start the ball rolling — set/start the ball rolling to do something which starts an activity, or to start doing something in order to encourage other people to do the same. I ve started the ball rolling by setting up a series of meetings. The hospital appeal received a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • start the ball rolling —    If you start the ball rolling, you begin an activity in which other people will join.     Let s start the ball rolling by calling on our first speaker …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • start the ball rolling — ► start (or get or set) the ball rolling make a start. Main Entry: ↑ball …   English terms dictionary

  • start the ball rolling — begin to do something He finally started the ball rolling on their plans to build a new house …   Idioms and examples

  • get/set/start the ball rolling — informal : to begin an activity or process She tried to get the ball rolling by asking him a few questions. • • • Main Entry: ↑ball get/set/start the ball rolling see ↑ball, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • start the ball rolling —  Begin proceedings …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • start (or get or set) the ball rolling — make a start. → ball …   English new terms dictionary

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