One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Start something and proceed at a fast pace with great enthusiasm.
- ‘If you're reading this magazine, you're already hitting the ground running.’
- ‘The man was hitting the ground running, thinking big.’
- ‘Once again he hit the ground running and his early pace had him clear of his rivals before the bend.’
- ‘We are hitting the ground running, and so far everything has exceeded our high expectations.’
- ‘Once hell breaks loose, the film hits the ground running.’
- ‘‘Now we are hitting the ground running and we are ahead of the posse and we intend to stay ahead of the posse,’ said Mr Brennan.’
- ‘They hit the ground running and demonstrate leadership qualities at a faster rate.’
- ‘We're over here in Ireland for a week-long camp, with the intention of hitting the ground running when the season starts.’
- ‘Despite hitting the ground running, the club know that they are just a loss or two away from a slump into the relegation zone.’
- ‘While he did not trap that fast he certainly hit the ground running to scorch away from his opponents around the opening turn.’
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