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early doors

In the early stages of something. Primarily heard in UK. If we can score some points early doors, then we'll have a better chance of winning the game.
See also: door, early

early doors

early on, especially in a game or contest. British informal
Apparently this expression arose with reference to a period of admission to a music hall ending some time before the start of the performance and giving a better choice of seating.
2003 Guardian Jeremy Vine, hosting Radio 2's music industry debate last night, got a dig in early doors about his hallowed predecessor on the station.
See also: door, early
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Brighton four-piece Yonaka have been making a fair bit of noise and seeing them play an early doors set at the Barras, you could see that the hype was more than justified.
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STEVIE CAMPBELL will never forget allowing Celtic to spark their centenary title celebrations - so hopes Brechin can avoid being bowled over early doors in Saturday's Scottish Cup tie.
7 STARMAN: LEE TOMLIN Another who was off the pace early doors, but his sheer class told against inferior opposition.
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The plan against Vale was to match them early doors and battle and make sure we got that goal.
IT'S early doors for Sandro - too early to judge him certainly.
He must have realised early doors that Angellica Bell wouldn't stand for it.
The Grand National especially was a hard race to find the winner of but hats off to the County Limerick native who selected Rule The World and took advantage of BoyleSports' early prices with the winner returning at shorter odds of 33/1 rather than the 40/1 that they got early doors.
Theatre company Not Too Tame will bring Early Doors - a play about the re-opening of a family pub - to the Navigation tomorrow at 8pm.
A familiar TV face, he has starred in successful series including Early Doors, Waterloo Road and Murphy's Law.
The Rochdale Pioneers starring John Henshaw, known for roles in Born and Bred, Early Doors and Looking for Eric, is coming to Birmingham's Electric Cinema.
Although their usual flowing style was missing early doors, they had done enough to lead 17 -13 at the break after recovering from being 10 -nil down with tries from Phil Glover, Tom McMuldroch and Dave Welsh and a conversion from Kevin Leadbetter.
The actor - who is famous for roles in TV shows Early Doors and drama Northern Lights, as well as the Nationwide building society adverts - will play a leading part in this year's festive family production at Newcastle's Northern Stage.
I THOUGHT Forest dominated early doors, but if Bothroyd had put one of the two volleys away I think City would have gone on to win comfortably.
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