What does 'Right out of the blocks' mean?

This means immediately; at the very beginning.  It describes a sprinter blasting out of the starting blocks at the beginning of a short distance race (e.g., 100-yard dash, 50-yard dash).
  • Category: Sport
  • Contributed By: Paul Cannongeyser

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