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get off the ground

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget off the groundget off the groundSUCCESSFULto start to be successful Her show never really got off the ground in the UK. ground
Examples from the Corpus
get off the groundOne Tucson businessman announced that he was organizing such an effort in early 1995, but it never got off the ground.It never got off the ground.Construction of the theme park never got off the ground.And the guerrilla strategy for influencing senior partners never got off the ground.High-definition television, still getting off the ground, is sharper but still too poor for text.The group was slow to get off the ground, despite an encouraging article about the group in the Rotherham Advertiser.He laughed, because I was still to get off the ground.But it has taken the project some time to get off the ground.He's been trying to get off the ground since the mid-60s.
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