open doors


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open doors

To create an opportunity for employment or advancement in one's career. Not all of us have a rich father who can open doors at companies around the world; some of us had to work to get where we are.
See also: door, open
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In the open door, his hand on the knob to close it after him, he halted a second time.
Then Miss Polly, seeing the open door and realizing that her words had been heard, gave a low little moan and--for the first time in her life--fainted dead away.
So vivid and mordant was the impression that I can live over again that slow descent of the station hill, the passing by the nurse-girl with the two babes, the sight of the old horse on his knees between the shafts, the cabman twisted across his seat, and the young man inside with his hand upon the open door in the very act of springing out.
Then he lit a cigar and went and sat near the open door to smoke it.
Hussey hurried towards an open door leading to the kitchen, and bawling out clam for two, disappeared.
The fresh air that had come in through the open door made it easier to breathe, but the rushing sound overhead grew louder, and as I looked upward through the bars of my empty rack I saw a red light flickering on the wall.
AS I drew near the house I saw that the light shone from the open door of my room; and then I heard coming from out of the darkness at the side of that orange oblong of light, the voice of Montgomery shouting, "Prendick
Of how I had stood by the open door listening to his sweet breathing, had stood so long that I forgot his name and called him Timothy.
He came to the open door, and with one leap he was out into the street.
Through the open door was visible a portion of the boudoir, containing an upright piano and a blue satin couch.
The man had received the order at the open door of Mrs.
I turned and saw that Flora, whom, ten minutes before, I had established in the schoolroom with a sheet of white paper, a pencil, and a copy of nice "round o's," now presented herself to view at the open door.
At an open door on the inhabited side of the place sat a weather-beaten old man, busily at work on a half-finished model of a ship.
When the landlady brought in his breakfast he called to her through the open door that he was not well, and asked for a cup of tea and a piece of toast.
Cocky, staring at the open door, was in just the stage of determining whether or not he should more closely inspect that crack of exit to the wider world, which inspection, in turn, would determine whether or not he should venture out through the crack, when his eyes beheld the eyes of the second discoverer staring in.