Meaning of have a foot in the door in English:

have a foot in the door

(also get a foot in the door)

phrase

  • Have or gain a first introduction to a profession or organization.

    ‘A spokesperson for the Athy ICA said: It is a positive step, we are happy to have a foot in the door.’
    • ‘Three times they've had a foot in the door to Super League - and three times it's been slammed in their faces.’
    • ‘If someone gets a foot in the door, performance (no other criteria) in getting good returns is almost always given for promotion.’
    • ‘Basically when I came here we were trying to get a foot in the door domestically.’
    • ‘The goal, as Morris puts it, is ‘to encourage students to get a foot in the door of the industry.’’
    • ‘Little wonder that first home buyers cannot get a foot in the door.’
    • ‘The BNP failed to get a foot in the door at the town hall again.’
    • ‘He doesn't want to spend his whole career bashing the establishment if they're inviting him to get a foot in the door.’
    • ‘So maybe, if you want to get a foot in the door, this is the way to go.’
    • ‘Inexperienced candidates looking to get a foot in the door may have to work free.’