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English definition of “start/set/get the ball rolling”

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start/set/get the ball rolling

C2 to do something that starts an activity, or to start doing something in order to encourage other people to do the same: I decided to set the ball rolling and got up to dance.
Translations of “start/set/get the ball rolling”
in Chinese (Traditional) 著手做,開始做, 帶頭做…
in Chinese (Simplified) 着手干,开始做, 带头做…
(Definition of start/set/get the ball rolling from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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