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Let’s hit the ground flying!

This is another example of mixing two idioms – “hit the ground running” and “off to a flying start” (begin a task immediately) – with the same meaning and involving words that have close connections.  Here we have two action words, running and flying, and our speaker has just confused the two.  Or, perhaps, the speaker intentionally used “flying” to indicate even a faster start?

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2 Comments on “Let’s hit the ground flying!”

  1. Thank you Dave for your regular posts. I’m learning a lot on a topic which is quite difficult : English idioms.
    Xavier


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