get off to a bad start

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 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 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

  • 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 on the right foot — get (or start) off on the right (or wrong) foot make a good (or bad) start at something, esp. a task or relationship * * * get off on the right foot see ↑foot, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑right …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off on the right foot with someone — get off on the right/wrong/foot with someone phrase to immediately establish a good/​bad relationship with someone when you first meet them or first start working with them I got off on the wrong foot with Patrick. Thesaurus: to start a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off on the wrong foot with someone — get off on the right/wrong/foot with someone phrase to immediately establish a good/​bad relationship with someone when you first meet them or first start working with them I got off on the wrong foot with Patrick. Thesaurus: to start a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off on the right foot — ► get (or start) off on the right (or wrong) foot make a good (or bad) start at something. Main Entry: ↑foot …   English terms dictionary

  • get off on the wrong foot — ► get (or start) off on the right (or wrong) foot make a good (or bad) start at something. Main Entry: ↑foot …   English terms dictionary

  • get off on the wrong foot — {v. phr.} To make a bad start; begin with a mistake. * /Peggy got off on the wrong foot with her new teacher; she chewed gum in class and the teacher didn t like it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get off on the wrong foot — {v. phr.} To make a bad start; begin with a mistake. * /Peggy got off on the wrong foot with her new teacher; she chewed gum in class and the teacher didn t like it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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