Idiom of the Week – Week 32

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to get/start the ball rolling”: to begin something such as a task, project or discussion; den Ball ins Rollen bringen

Example 1:  We need to get the ball rolling on the IT project as soon as possible.

Example 2:  Let’s take a few minutes to brainstorm and see what we can come up with. Adam, would you like to get the ball rolling?

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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