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a head start

Meaning: If you have a head start, you start something ahead of others or with an advantage over others.

For example:

  • If you're born into a rich family, and you've had a good education, you're lucky enough to have had a head start in life, so don't waste it.

  • Marylin's beauty and natural grace gave her a big head start in the modelling and acting business.

Quick Quiz:

George had a head start in the race to be president because
  1. he was a fast runner
  2. he's part of a powerful family
  3. the others started the race before him

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