Race Out Of The Traps Meaning

(idiomatic) To start something very quickly.

Example: 2010 December 28, Marc Vesty, “Stoke 0 - 2 Fulham”[1], BBC:
  As if spurred on by the recent barbs and an increasingly perilous league position, Hughes's side raced out of the traps, starting the game as though Premier League survival depended on the result of this encounter.