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kick off

kick off

See:
kick
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: (informal) to start.
They kicked off the campaign with a fundraising party.
synonyms:
begin, commence, open, start
similar words:
embark on, introduce, launch, set about
definition 2: in football, to make the first play to start the half, or to put the ball in play after a score.
similar words:
punt