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Difference between Get the ball rolling and Set the stone rolling

get the ball rolling —(also: set the ball rolling ) start or initiate smth.:

  • Regardless of how you go about credit report repair, it’s a good idea to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.

set the stone rolling —(also: set a stone rolling ) start smth. which may lead to serious or unanticipated consequences:

  • The Austrian ultimatum to Serbia which set the stone rolling was a deliberate provocation.