Meaning: involved from the beginning (example)
Rewrite 1: in at the lobby level
Rewrite 2: entering before the crowd arrives
Rewrite 3: begin where everything is "up"
Rewrite 4: start with the hand-over of the keys
Rewrite 5: Getting to 60 from zero
Comment: The last one was inspired by Top Gear (UK), which I was watching at the time.
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