Origin of starting gate
Examples from the Web for starting gate
In short, I feel put on the spot, and come up lame right out of the starting-gate.Fear And Self-Loathing In Scandinavia: The Fiction Of Karl Ove Knausgaard|Ted Gioia|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, amid a murmur of excitement, the starting-gate went up, and the horses were off.Adrien Leroy|Charles Garvice
So, perfectly calm and very much bored, he danced to the starting-gate on the chestnut filly.
Through a maze of heat, a half-mile distant, at the starting-gate, little spots of color moved in impatient circles.The Man Who Could Not Lose|Richard Harding Davis