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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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The Warriors held the home team to ransom early doors, locking the scores at 15 apiece after five races with no sign of either side getting a strong enough grip on proceedings to break free.
But Shropshire are facing a rebuilding job after Alex Phillips (7) and Will Parton (1) were dismissed early doors.
But we are well on the way to getting 12 points on the board early doors."
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Early Doors Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle, Cheltenham, March 15 1pt win at 20-1 generally There was a moment as the field approached the final bend in last year's Martin Pipe when Early Doors looked as if he would get to Blow By Blow, hence the reason he traded at a low of 2.5 in running.
Olivia Cooke may steal the show as the selfish, statusobsessed Becky, but fine support has come from the likes of Tom Bateman, Martin Clunes, Claire Skinner, Anthony Head, Sally Phillips and, of course, Peter Wight (lazy cop Nige in Early Doors!).
All of this and much, much more when Early Doors opens at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena tonight.
The co-creator of Early Doors with his lifelong friend Phil Mealey, he admits to being apprehensive about touring for the first time with a live stage version of the hugely loved comedy about the regulars who congregate in the same Stockport pub every night.
Despite creating classic sitcoms including The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show and Mrs Merton and Malcolm, he's on tour for the very first time with a live stage version of Early Doors, another of his hit TV shows about the regulars of a Stockport pub, The Grapes.
The striker said: "It is still early doors - getting a goal would be nice but the main thing is we are unbeaten still and we are in a positive position in the league.
CRAIG Cash and Phil Mealey, above, are to tour the UK later this year with a stage version of BBC pub sitcom Early Doors.
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.
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.
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.
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