false start

false start
false starts
1) N-COUNT A false start is an attempt to start something, such as a speech, project, or plan, which fails because you were not properly prepared or ready to begin.

Any economic reform, he said, faced false starts and mistakes.

2) N-COUNT If there is a false start at the beginning of a race, one of the competitors moves before the person who starts the race has given the signal.

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