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opening_whistle (noun)


  1. From the opening whistle it became apparent both sides would struggle against the elements, but Norway, keen to close the gap on Italy, put the pressure on their opponents with some early chances. [75305 / p3]
  2. The Glasgow club, who had lost all six of their previous away games in the competition, faced an uphill battle from the opening whistle, as Carlo Ancelotti's Milan looked to secure victory before their eagerly anticipated match with FC Barcelona on Matchday 3. [1077172 / p2]
  3. The 17-year-old Manucharyan looked lively from the opening whistle at the Gradski stadium. [79012 / p3]

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