English version

starting line

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstarting lineˈstarting line noun [countable]  the line where a race begins
Examples from the Corpus
starting lineThere, all people toed the same starting line.Morse estimated Wednesday that it would take a good half-hour for the entire field just to get across the starting line.All the troops are on the starting line.Loan star Imre Varadi comes in on the starting line up for the first time in favour of the suspended Nick Cusack.These programs were designed to remove the shackles so that black people could reach the starting line on an equal footing.Be patient if you have to wade through a sea of red tape before you even get to the starting line.
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