lähtökuoppa

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lähtö (start) +‎ kuoppa (pit)

Noun[edit]

lähtökuoppa

  1. (athletics) A small hole in the ground into which a runner can fit the toe of his running shoe at the start of a heat; normally used in plural (lähtökuopat).
  2. (figuratively) bullpen (the state of being ready to start).
    • olla lähtökuopissa = to be ready to start, to be in the bullpen

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