foot in the door
phrasal the initial step toward a goal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • foot in the door — If you have or get your foot in the door, you start working in a company or organisation at a low level, hoping that you will be able to progress from there …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • foot in the door —    To say that someone has a foot in the door means that they have a small but successful start in something and will possibly do well in the future.     With today s unemployment, it is difficult to get a foot in the door in any profession …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • foot in the door — {n. phr.}, {informal} The first step toward getting or doing something; a start toward success; opening. * /Don t let Jane get her foot in the door by joining the club or soon she ll want to be president./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • foot in the door — {n. phr.}, {informal} The first step toward getting or doing something; a start toward success; opening. * /Don t let Jane get her foot in the door by joining the club or soon she ll want to be president./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • foot\ in\ the\ door — n. phr. informal the first step toward getting or doing something; a start toward success; opening. Don t let Jane get her foot in the door by joining the club or soon she ll want to be president …   Словарь американских идиом

  • foot in the door — an opening or opportunity I finally got a foot in the door when they accepted my application …   Idioms and examples

  • foot in the door — method used by sales people to prevent a person from shutting a door in their face; try and get involved in something desirable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Foot-in-the-door technique — (FITD) is a compliance tactic that involves getting a person to agree to a large request by first setting them up by having that person agree to a modest request. [Freedman, J.L. Fraser, S.C. (1966). Compliance without pressure: The foot in the… …   Wikipedia

  • foot in the door (to get one’s) —  Establish an initial contact.  ► “The Ad Store has gotten its foot in the door at Coca Cola. The 15 month old New York shop was given the go ahead to produce 8 to 12 spots for the clients’s Coca Cola Classic brand.” (Adweek, Jan. 23, 1995, p.… …   American business jargon

  • A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd — The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot in the Door Album par Pink Floyd Sortie 7 novembre 2011 Enregistrement de 1967 à 1994 Genre Rock psychédélique Rock progressif …   Wikipédia en Français

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