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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.
(Definition of start/set/get the ball rolling from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “start/set/get the ball rolling”
in Chinese (Simplified) 着手干,开始做, 带头做…
in Chinese (Traditional) 著手做,開始做, 帶頭做…
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