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We knew going in that we had these strengths

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18:15 Feb 19, 2008
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English term or phrase: We knew going in that we had these strengths
Hello!
I've come across this expression which I don't understand.
The text is about two partners in a society who get on very well with each other and who can work efficently together. Here is the context:
"The partenrs complement one another's competencies. Clark is the marketing whiz, for instance, while Ambuehl is the operations manager. "We knew going in that we had these strengths" says Ambuehl "It offers us two viewpoints on everything"
Thx! :)
xxxMaverick82
Local time: 00:44
English translation:below
Explanation:
when starting business together, they knew they had these strengths.

That's my understanding
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Kornelia Longoria
United States
Local time: 17:44
Grading comment
Grazie ragazzi!
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we knew going in that we had these strengths
below


Explanation:
when starting business together, they knew they had these strengths.

That's my understanding

Kornelia Longoria
United States
Local time: 17:44
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
Grading comment
Grazie ragazzi!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  JaneTranslates: Yes. "Going in" means "from the beginning" or, in this case, "when we started."
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agree  Suzan Hamer: and with Jane.
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agree  xxxPoveyTrans: Yes, nice simple explanation :-)
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