start (sth) off
— phrasal verb with start uk /stɑːt/ us /stɑːrt/ verb
- I'm going to start off by introducing two new members of staff.
- He started off by summarizing Martin's sales report.
- He started off as a children's entertainer.
- I started off my career in a small company in Birmingham.
- I started off the day well enough but I'm beginning to droop.