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    #1

    foot in the door

    Does it mean...

    that one may not get what he wants but as long as he got something than nothing...

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    Re: foot in the door

    "Foot in the door" describes a small start with promise of larger success in the future.


    "I just got a job in the mail room at MGM Studios!"
    "What's so exciting about being a mail clerk?"
    "At least I've got my foot in the door. I can work my way up, meet the right people, and eventually become a film director!"


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    Re: foot in the door

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Does it mean...

    that one may not get what he wants but as long as he got something than nothing...
    It means that one is striving hard to get something, B, that they won't take 'no' for an answer and that the person is part way towards getting what they want.

    It may have come from the persistence shown by door to door salesmen who stuck their foot in the door to prevent a customer from closing the door, which would effectively have ended the chance for a sale.

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    Re: foot in the door

    Wanting for a greater position, say, in good company, to have your foot in the door you would accept being a simple employee hoping you could work your way up starting from that first step in.


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    Re: foot in the door

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Wanting for a greater position, say, in good company, to have your foot in the door you would accept being a simple employee hoping you could work your way up starting from that first step in.
    You've got it, Blouen!

    [Sorry Ouisch, I didn't see you there when I started my reply. Had I, I would have seen that you'd handled it completely.]

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    #6

    Re: foot in the door

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    You've got it, Blouen!

    [Sorry Ouisch, I didn't see you there when I started my reply. Had I, I would have seen that you'd handled it completely.]
    Thanks to you both.

    Actually I had read Ouisch answer before I have read yours. I think she gave a good reply there but considering both of your answers made it clearer than crystal. Thanks guys.

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