get a/(one's) leg in the door(redirected from got his leg in the door)
get a/(one's) leg in the door
To have a 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 your leg in the door at this company.
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