Definition of hit the ground running in English:

hit the ground running


  • Start something and proceed at a fast pace with enthusiasm.

    • ‘While he did not trap that fast he certainly hit the ground running to scorch away from his opponents around the opening turn.’
    • ‘Once again he hit the ground running and his early pace had him clear of his rivals before the bend.’
    • ‘They hit the ground running and demonstrate leadership qualities at a faster rate.’
    • ‘We're over here in Ireland for a week-long camp, with the intention of hitting the ground running when the season starts.’
    • ‘We are hitting the ground running, and so far everything has exceeded our high expectations.’
    • ‘‘Now we are hitting the ground running and we are ahead of the posse and we intend to stay ahead of the posse,’ said Mr Brennan.’
    • ‘The man was hitting the ground running, thinking big.’
    • ‘If you're reading this magazine, you're already hitting the ground running.’
    • ‘Despite hitting the ground running, the club know that they are just a loss or two away from a slump into the relegation zone.’
    • ‘Once hell breaks loose, the film hits the ground running.’