Meaning of “start/set/get the ball rolling” in the English Dictionary

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"start/set/get the ball rolling" in British English

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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)

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