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Idiom of the week – Have/get one’s foot in the door

Posted by englishlessons on April 10, 2012

Definition:

to complete the first step in a process

Examples:

He wants a full-time job at that company when he graduates. He’s working there as an intern during the summer to get his foot in the door.

She wants to become a doctor. She already has her foot in the door as she’s volunteering at a local clinic after school.

Picture it:

If you put your foot in the door, it makes it hard for someone to close the door on you.

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