foot in the door
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a foot 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 foot in the door at this company.
Describing one's aggressive or pushy attempts to get someone to do something (as if a solicitor going door to door has literally stuck their foot in the door so that the other person cannot close it). I was considering signing your petition, but your foot-in-the-door methods have made me change my mind.
foot in the doorSlang
1. An initial point of or opportunity for entry.
2. A first step in working toward a goal.