Definition: to start roughly, to start badly

Examples:

The business is very successful now, but in the early days, we didn’t know if it would succeed or not. It got off to a really shaky start.

When you meet the new boss, it’s important to make a good first impression. You don’t want the new relationship to get off to a shaky start.

About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, Bucharest, and Sofia for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.