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get something off the ground

Meaning 1
to take-off or leave the ground (The engine is already started and the plane is on the runway.)
Sentence 1
The children got their model plane off the ground.
Meaning 2
to have begun something and be on the way to a successful conclusion or completion
Sentence 2
If you don't get your work done, this project won't get off the ground.