Phrasal Verb - Start off

Real English Examples

Thirdly, When you start off, you have to deal with the problems of failure.

Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts 2012 ~ Neil Gaiman

Craftsmen often start off as apprentices to a master and spend years learning the basics.

Warren Buffett's 5/25 Rule Will Help You Focus On The Things That Matter ~ The Art of Improvement