get one's foot in the door

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Definition of get one's foot in the door

: to make the first step toward a goal by gaining entry into an organization, a career, etc. He took a job as a secretary to get his foot in the door.

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“Get one's foot in the door.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20one%27s%20foot%20in%20the%20door. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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