get or start (or keep) the ball rolling

get or start (or keep) the ball rolling
idi get or start (or keep) the ball rolling, to initiate (or continue) an activity

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • keep the ball rolling — phrasal : to give continued impetus or momentum to an activity already in progress when the conversation began to lag, the host always kept the ball rolling by introducing a new topic of common interest without seeming to have done it purposely * …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the ball rolling — or[set the ball rolling] or[start the ball rolling] {informal} To start an activity or action; make a beginning; begin. * /George started the ball rolling at the party by telling a new joke./ Compare: KEEP THE BALL ROLLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the ball rolling — or[set the ball rolling] or[start the ball rolling] {informal} To start an activity or action; make a beginning; begin. * /George started the ball rolling at the party by telling a new joke./ Compare: KEEP THE BALL ROLLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • start the ball rolling — See: GET THE BALL ROLLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • start the ball rolling — See: GET THE BALL ROLLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ the\ ball\ rolling — • get the ball rolling • set the ball rolling • start the ball rolling informal To start an activity or action; make a beginning; begin. George started the ball rolling at the party by telling a new joke. Compare: keep the ball rolling …   Словарь американских идиом

  • start\ the\ ball\ rolling — • get the ball rolling • set the ball rolling • start the ball rolling informal To start an activity or action; make a beginning; begin. George started the ball rolling at the party by telling a new joke. Compare: keep the ball rolling …   Словарь американских идиом

  • start the ball rolling — phrasal see get the ball rolling * * * get/set/start/the ball rolling phrase to make something start happening There are several things we should discuss. Who’d like to start the ball rolling? Thesaurus: to make something start to exist or happen …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the ball rolling — phrasal or start the ball rolling : to initiate an activity usually to be engaged in by two or more people hesitant to begin the teacher started the ball rolling by posing a large general question on which all were sure to have an opinion * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • set the ball rolling — See: GET THE BALL ROLLING …   Dictionary of American idioms

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