Meaning of “hit the ground running” in the English Dictionary

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"hit the ground running" in British English

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hit the ground running

informal

to immediately work hard and successfully at a new activity

(Definition of “hit the ground running” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hit the ground running" in American English

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hit the ground running

to be ready to work immediately on a new activity:

She studied the reports over the weekend so she could hit the ground running when the meeting began.

(Definition of “hit the ground running” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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