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    get a foot in the door

    Hi, anyone please could help me with the following phrase:

    However, a new and very confusing controversial credit has recently been introduced that appears to get a foot in the door for other certification systems; it was recently noted in a press release from UL Environment, which does third-party certification
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    Re: get a foot in the door

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    Hi. Could anyone please could help me with the following phrase?

    However, a new and very confusing controversial credit has recently been introduced that appears to get a foot in the door for other certification systems; it was recently noted in a press release from UL Environment, which does third-party certification
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    Thanks.
    Did you check the "Idioms" section of this forum? "Foot in the door" is there. Here's the link:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...+the+door.html

    I find the use of the idiom in your quote a little unnatural. It usually has the meaning given in the link.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: get a foot in the door

    Thank you.

    I've already checked the "Idioms" section of this site and I've also googled it but the results shown did not convince me. Could you please help me?

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    Re: get a foot in the door

    Why are you not convinced by the definitions you already found?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: get a foot in the door

    The results I've found don't meet with the meaning of this sentence, I think.

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    Re: get a foot in the door

    And as I said in post #2, I find its usage in post #1 unnatural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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