a leg in the door

a leg in the door

The chance to do something that could lead to further opportunities. The phrase is often used to refer to employment. An internship might not sound very interesting, but it's a great way to get a leg in the door at this company. I knew that I could prove myself to be a valuable asset to the company, if only I could get a leg in the door. Good luck getting a leg in the door in Hollywood!
See also: door, leg
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