get one's foot in the door

get one's foot in the door
get one's foot in the door
Fig. to complete the first step in a process. (Alludes to people selling things from door-to-door and blocking the door with a foot so it cannot be closed on them.) •

I think I could get the job if I could only get my foot in the door.

It pays to get your foot in the door. Try to get an appointment with the boss.

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Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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