"to get a head start"
to obtain a favorable beginning usually in a competitive situation
to obtain an early start usually in a competitive situation
advance, advancement, advantage, ahead, begin, burst, dash, early, edge, erupt, gain, go, improve, improvement, jump, lead, leg-up, lunge, rush, spring, stampede, superiority
Work is supposed to begin at 9:00am.
This man is sneaking in after 9:00am.
This man is not getting a head start
on his work day. - - - - ->