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    be first off the mark

    "None of the other teams have started training yet;
    we're going to be first off the mark this year" what is "be first off the mark" meaning?. Thank a lot.

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    Re: be first off the mark

    It means "we shall start before any of the others." The reference is to a running race. All the athletes start from a fixed line, "the mark". The one who moves quickest when the starting gun fires is "first off the mark."
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    Re: be first off the mark

    Thank you so much, please help me check my errors in my new thread.

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