English Idiom of the Day – Get the Ball Rolling

Get the Ball Rolling

To get a process started so that it begin to make progress.

Example Usage: We need to get the ball rolling on the new project;  She was hoping that a meeting with senior managers would get the ball rolling.

Did you know…?   This expression originated in Britain and relates to a game, similar to hockey, which involved a small ball.  There was no interest in the game unless the ball was kept rolling.


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