get one's foot in the door

Definition of get one's foot in the door

  1. :  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

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

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

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

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

    :  an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment

    :  a ventral (see 1ventral 1b) muscular surface or process of a mollusk

  1. :  dance

    :  to go on foot

    :  to make speed :  move

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

    :  a similar part of a piece of furniture

    :  doorway


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