get one's foot in the door

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.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

foot play
  1. : the terminal part of the vertebrate (see 1vertebrate) leg upon which an individual stands

  2. : an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment

  3. : any of various units of length based on the length of the human foot

  1. : dance

  2. : to go on foot

  3. : to make speed : move

door play
  1. : a usually swinging or sliding barrier by which an entry is closed and opened

  2. : doorway

  3. : a means of access or participation : opportunity


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