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starting post

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Definition of starting post in English:

noun

A post or other marker indicating the place at which a race is to start: she was like a sprinter at the starting post figurative some schools and authorities were still at the starting post
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  • Mr Scott began his journey as more than 1,200 runners from 14 countries lined up at the starting post of the annual Loch Ness marathon.
  • Long before the appointed time for starting, namely seven o'clock, many hundreds of persons had assembled at the starting post near the site of the Westhoughton old factory, and there was hardly space for the ‘walkers’.
  • It has been a long and bumpy road to get here, but as far as Bradford councillors are concerned the Broadway shopping scheme - and with it the prospect of 3,000 new jobs - is now at the starting post.

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