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get the ball rolling v.
to begin something, to get a process started
If I could just get the ball rolling, then other people would help. Now that we're acquainted, let's get the ball rolling!

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
become very nervous or anxious especially before an important event or before having to do something difficult
[informal] Ex.: She always gets the jitters before going on stage.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
get drunk or take drugs; get high
get seriously involved in a relationship
have a great time; enjoy oneself
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
something easy to get
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
acronym for Rolling On Floor Laughing
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
app designed to let a person get a transportation service for a fee
Uber, Gettaxi, Taxi apps
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1    a spherical or nearly spherical body or mass  
a ball of wool     
2    a round or roundish body, either solid or hollow, of a size and composition suitable for any of various games, such as football, golf, billiards, etc  
3    a ball propelled in a particular way in a sport  
a high ball     
4    any of various rudimentary games with a ball  
to play ball     
5      (Cricket)   a single delivery of the ball by the bowler to the batsman  
6      (Baseball)   a single delivery of the ball by a pitcher outside certain limits and not swung at by the batter  
a    a solid nonexplosive projectile for a firearm  
   Compare       shell       6  
b    such projectiles collectively  
8    any more or less rounded part or protuberance  
the ball of the foot     
9    Taboo slang   a testicle  
   See       balls  
10      (Vet. science)      another word for       bolus  
11      (Horticulture)   the hard mass of roots and earth removed with the rest of the plant during transplanting  
12    ball of muscle     (Austral)   a very strong, fit, or forceful person  
13    have the ball at one's feet   to have the chance of doing something  
14    keep the ball rolling   to maintain the progress of a project, plan, etc  
15    on the ball  
Informal   alert; informed  
16    play ball  
Informal   to cooperate  
17    set or start the ball rolling   to open or initiate (an action, discussion, movement, etc.)  
18    the ball is in your court   you are obliged to make the next move  
19    tr   to make, form, wind, etc., into a ball or balls  
to ball wool     
20    intr   to gather into a ball or balls  
21    Taboo slang     (chiefly U.S.)   to copulate (with)  
     (C13: from Old Norse böllr; related to Old High German balla, Italian palla French balle)  
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