Beginning a new project or activity Where do we begin? How should we go about doing this? What’s the first step? What’s first on the agenda? Let’s organize a task force. Who will be in charge? We’re on our way. We’re off and running. We’re off to a good start. We’ve hit the ground running. We’re headed in the right direction. We’re off on the right foot. We’ve laid a good foundation. We’ve only just begun. We’re just getting our feet wet. (idiomatic) getting our feet wet = just getting started We’ve made a good dent in it. (idiomatic) It’s a start. You’ve got to begin somewhere. I’d like to lay down a few ground rules.