get to first base

idiom

chiefly US, informal
: to make the first step in a course or process that one hopes will lead further
usually used in negative statements
Her proposal to change the tax laws never got to first base.
He kept asking her out, but he couldn't even get to first base.

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“Get to first base.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20to%20first%20base. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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