Definition of start a hare in English:

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start a hare

British dated Raise a topic of conversation.
Example sentences
  • It is annoying though, for the bank to produce these bonds decades after the event and start a hare running.
  • I have started a hare so to speak by seeking here in UK for names of possible settlers - as yet unknown.
  • Meanwhile, he has handed Mr Hague an advantage by appearing to start a hare running only to shoot it down as soon as it appeared to be getting somewhere.
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