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start (or get or set) the ball rolling

Definition of start or get or set the ball rolling in English:

Cause something to start happening: to start the ball rolling, the government was asked to contribute a million pounds to the fund
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  • The out-going General Manager has started the ball rolling!
  • I want our meeting in Waterford to set the ball rolling on the next generation of waste management policies - to find a better way of using our natural resources and managing our waste.
  • Using his own money and living in his parent's basement, he got the ball rolling on the organisation.
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