be off to a bad start

be off to a bad start
be/get/off to a good/bad/slow/etc start phrase
used for saying that something begins in a particular manner, especially a race or a competition

She got off to a slow start in her election campaign.

The Games are off to a flying start with a new world record in the women’s marathon.

Thesaurus: to take part in a competition or gamesynonym
Main entry: start

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • get off to a bad start — be/get/off to a good/bad/slow/etc start phrase used for saying that something begins in a particular manner, especially a race or a competition She got off to a slow start in her election campaign. The Games are off to a flying start with a new… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be off to a good start — be/get/off to a good/bad/slow/etc start phrase used for saying that something begins in a particular manner, especially a race or a competition She got off to a slow start in her election campaign. The Games are off to a flying start with a new… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be off to a slow start — be/get/off to a good/bad/slow/etc start phrase used for saying that something begins in a particular manner, especially a race or a competition She got off to a slow start in her election campaign. The Games are off to a flying start with a new… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off to a good start — be/get/off to a good/bad/slow/etc start phrase used for saying that something begins in a particular manner, especially a race or a competition She got off to a slow start in her election campaign. The Games are off to a flying start with a new… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off to a slow start — be/get/off to a good/bad/slow/etc start phrase used for saying that something begins in a particular manner, especially a race or a competition She got off to a slow start in her election campaign. The Games are off to a flying start with a new… …   Useful english dictionary

  • start — start1 W2S2 [sta:t US sta:rt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(begin doing something)¦ 2¦(begin happening)¦ 3¦(begin in a particular way)¦ 4¦(business/organization)¦ 5¦(job/school)¦ 6¦(car/engine etc)¦ 7¦(begin going somewhere)¦ 8¦(life/profession)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • start — 1 verb 1 BEGIN DOING STH (I, T) to begin doing something: start doing sth: I ve just started learning German. | We d better start getting dressed soon. | start to do sth: When Tom heard this he started to laugh uncontrollably. | Things started to …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • start — ▪ I. start start 1 [stɑːt ǁ stɑːrt] verb 1. [intransitive] if prices start at or from a particular figure, that is the lowest figure at which you can buy something, for example for the most basic product, service etc in a range: start at/​from •… …   Financial and business terms

  • start — [[t]stɑ͟ː(r)t[/t]] ♦ starts, starting, started 1) VERB If you start to do something, you do something that you were not doing before and you continue doing it. [V to inf] John then unlocked the front door and I started to follow him up the stairs …   English dictionary

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