be off to a slow start

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 world record in the women’s marathon.

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

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  • 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 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

  • 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 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

  • a slow start — ◇ Someone or something that has a slow start is not successful at first but does well eventually. Despite a slow start at the box office, the movie s popularity has increased steadily. The team got off to a slow start this season but is playing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • start */*/*/ — I UK [stɑː(r)t] / US [stɑrt] verb Word forms start : present tense I/you/we/they start he/she/it starts present participle starting past tense started past participle started 1) a) [intransitive] to begin to happen or take place Work has started… …   English dictionary

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  • start*/*/*/ — [stɑːt] verb I 1) to begin to happen The World Championships start in two weeks.[/ex] It s starting to rain.[/ex] The leaves have started falling off the trees.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to begin doing something Please start when you are ready.[/ex] The… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • slow — /sləυ/ adjective not going fast ● The sales got off to a slow start, but picked up later. ● Business is always slow after Christmas. ● They were slow to reply or slow in replying to the customer’s complaints. ● The board is slow to come to a… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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