get to first base

idiom

Definition of get to first base

chiefly US, informal
: to make the first step in a course or process that one hopes will lead further usually used in negative statementsHer 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 20 Oct. 2020.

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