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foot in the door, get one's

Achieve an initial stage; succeed with a first step. For example, I think I could do well in an interview once I get my foot in the door with an appointment. This term alludes to the door-to-door salesperson or canvasser who blocks the door with one foot so it cannot be closed.
See also: foot, get
References in classic literature ?
They pay their money an' they get their blood, an' a knockout.
With the Tampa Am contest being the only respectful means (in the last few years) for up-and-coming hot shoes to get theirs, the good folks at Cowtown Skateboard Shop in sunny Phoenix, AZ threw together a fun event in hopes of raising money for the expansion of the existing Desert West Skatepark.
But academy voters undoubtedly figured that those two would eventually get theirs, which they did, and Wayne was a longtime star at the end of his career.
Our core Internet customer has always been the busy Washington powerbroker or Wall Street stockbroker who needs a well-edited briefing before his or her competition get theirs," said Roellig, adding: "The expanding wireless market combined with our proven services and recent technological developments make the wireless Web perfect for our content services.
com users to get their morning update while commuting to work, at the breakfast table, or during slow moments in morning meetings," said BNN chairman Paul Roellig.
And when the little genius gets a handle on her emerging telekinetic powers, it's just a matter of time before the bad big folks get theirs.