Get-one-s-foot-in-the-door meaning

(idiomatic) To initiate contact or a relationship; to gain access, especially to an entry-level job.
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Origin of get-one-s-foot-in-the-door

  • Probably from a practice attributed to door-to-door salesmen of placing a foot in the opening of a prospective customer's door, thereby preventing the person from closing the door until the conclusion of the sales pitch.

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