English version

set/start/keep the ball rolling

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishset/start/keep the ball rollingset/start/keep the ball rollingSTART DOING somethingto start something happening To start the ball rolling, the government was asked to contribute £1 million. ball
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set/start/keep the ball rollingAnd laughter is infectious ... so a little bit of effort on the small screen could start the ball rolling.Volume 2 deals with general idioms e.g. keep the ball rolling, the proof of the pudding.Does that make a difference, or did he and others just start the ball rolling?Ali MacGraw set the ball rolling with Love Story.Wolves play a similar style, and at times one yearned for some one to set the ball rolling ... literally.To start the ball rolling, the government was asked to contribute £1 million.He will keep the ball rolling.Her words started the ball rolling.
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