Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
Coming from New Zealand and Australia is like a tough pre-school for Hollywood. And having been on 'Neighbours,' even though the agents I met with hadn't seen it, they knew it's where Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce had come from. It was a foot in the door.
Jay Ryan

Meaning of "a foot in the door" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF A FOOT IN THE DOOR

a foot in the door play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A FOOT IN THE DOOR

a dog´s dinner
a dog´s life
a drop in the bucket
a drowning man will clutch at a straw
a dusty answer
a fair crack of the whip
a far cry
a fast buck
a fine kettle of fish
a flea in one´s ear
a fortiori
a free hand
a frog in one´s throat
a full plate
a good few
a good one
a hand´s turn
a hard nut to crack
a hard row to hoe
a heavy hand

WORDS THAT END LIKE A FOOT IN THE DOOR

automatic door
back door
barn door
cat door
door
door to door
French door
front door
glass door
keep the wolf from the door
main door
next door
open door
overhead door
passenger door
rear door
revolving door
screen door
side door
stable door
swinging door

Synonyms and antonyms of a foot in the door in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a foot in the door» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF A FOOT IN THE DOOR

Find out the translation of a foot in the door to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a foot in the door from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a foot in the door» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在门脚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un pie en la puerta
570 millions of speakers

English

a foot in the door
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दरवाजा में एक पैर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القدم في الباب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ногой в дверь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um pé na porta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দরজা একটি পা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un pied dans la porte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Satu kaki di pintu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

einen Fuß in der Tür
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ドア足
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

문 에 발
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sing mlaku ing lawang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một chân vào cửa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கதவை ஒரு கால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दाराचा पाय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kapı ayağı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un piede nella porta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stopa w drzwiach
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ногою в двері
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un picior în ușă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα πόδι στην πόρτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n voet in die deur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en fot i dörren
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en fot i døren
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a foot in the door

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A FOOT IN THE DOOR»

The term «a foot in the door» is very widely used and occupies the 13.696 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
94
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «a foot in the door» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of a foot in the door
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «a foot in the door».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A FOOT IN THE DOOR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «a foot in the door» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «a foot in the door» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a foot in the door

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «A FOOT IN THE DOOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a foot in the door.
1
Jay Ryan
Coming from New Zealand and Australia is like a tough pre-school for Hollywood. And having been on 'Neighbours,' even though the agents I met with hadn't seen it, they knew it's where Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce had come from. It was a foot in the door.
2
Conan Stevens
I managed to get onto 'The Hobbit,' which is a story in itself. I missed the main round of auditions but managed to get a foot in the door at the last second - just as I came down with dysentery.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A FOOT IN THE DOOR»

Discover the use of a foot in the door in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a foot in the door and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How to Become a Clinical Psychologist: Getting a Foot in the ...
This guide is the first of its kind and will be an essential companion for anyone interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology.
Alice Knight, 2002
2
A foot in the door: the reminiscences of Lucile McDonald
A Foot in the Door is not only the story of a pioneering American woman journalist, it is also the tale of a great adventure to South America, the Middle East, Alaska, and virtually every outback locale in the Pacific Northwest, written by ...
Lucile Saunders McDonald, Richard McDonald, 1995
3
A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Jo
My initial inspiration for the first edition of A Foot in the Door sprang from my excitement when I observed my students putting in practice what I had taught them about networking. They were blown away by their success with networking and ...
Katharine Hansen, 2013
4
Psychology: My Foot In The Door
Sarah Louise Parry. Dorothy's Story "What could I possibly write that will help aspiring psychologists get a foot in the door of their chosen career? Even now, after 10 years of clinical practice and the comfort of the title 'Consultant,' I feel like a bit ...
Sarah Louise Parry, 2010
5
So You Want to Be a Lawyer?
Packed with insider advice, this book will tell you: about the different roles and training for solicitors and barristers; how much training will cost; how to get a foot in the door and accelerate your career in law.
Victoria Hogg, 1999
6
User Behavior and Technology Development: Shaping ...
Of the two goal-setting groups, half received a foot-in-the-door treatment while the other half had not, and the same was done with the two no-goal groups. Subjects were first shown a Miele Novotronic Super washing machine, and introduced ...
Peter-Paul Verbeek, Adriaan F. L. Slob, 2006
7
Demanding Accountability: Civil-society Claims and the World ...
Civil-society Claims and the World Bank Inspection Panel Dana Clark, Jonathan Fox, Kay Treakle. The Panel Experience Suggests That Getting a "Foot in the Door" Is Quite Different from Gaining a "Seat at the Table" The international ...
Dana Clark, Jonathan Fox, Kay Treakle, 2003
8
Social Influences
This technique is practised on us in our daily lives quite often. You enter a store and are approached by a sales person. They ask you to look at the merchandise and you agree (small request and a foot-in-the-door). They then ask if they can ...
Kevin Wren, 1999
9
Supernatural: Tales of Ghosts, Goblins & Ghouls
This was the case not only when it came to lining up concert dates; but also for getting them a foot in the door when it came to putting out albums.Never mind merely a foot in the door, Roger's Rockers got their entire body in the door to the  ...
Robert Bostian, 2009
10
Ready, Set, Hired!: A Practical Guide to Starting a Career ...
... in the Public Service for no more than one-third the normal working hours in a week. While public servants may work WHeRe to APPly FoR FPS JobS 5 Accessing FPS Jobs A Foot in the Door Placement Agencies Part-time Worker.
Charles Seems, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A FOOT IN THE DOOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a foot in the door is used in the context of the following news items.
1
DIY Disruption Is The Easiest Way To Innovate
In many cases, this is a win/win scenario, as it helps the incumbent stay cutting edge and gives the up-and-comer a foot in the door, and, if lucky ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
2
Pressure on Dagg to cement ABs spot
"You never have a foot in the door with this team," he says. "You can be in the starting team one week and then boom, straight out of it. You are ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
3
Is this BlackBerry's First Android Phone?
It won't let BlackBerry take over the Android market overnight, but it'll help them get a foot in the door. Source: Greg Kumparak/TechCrunch. «Starr 103.5 FM, Jul 15»
4
Sushi students seek a foot in the door overseas
Twenty-year-old Reina Hashiguchi is studying at Tokyo Sushi Academy in Shinjuku because she dreams of opening her own sushi restaurant ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
5
Hotshots in a hole
Alaska has a foot in the door of the Governors Cup Finals, needing to win only once in three tries. A win by the Aces tonight will book the ticket ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
6
The curious case of Lalit Modi
He realised that to get a foot in the door, he would have to join the system, but it was not until 2005, when he became the youngest ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
7
Local Youth Employment Struggle
“I think that's the biggest struggle is just being able to get a foot in the door and being able to have that experience to have something to put on ... «BlackburnNews.com, Jul 15»
8
Company aims to help launch new businesses
Ann Bromaghim and Karen Gunter started the business to help new businesses get a foot in the door. Bromaghim is chief executive officer of ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
9
A Foot in the Door: An Unaffordable Country's Next Steps
A Foot in the Door: An Unaffordable Country's Next Steps. Housing is personal, but some problems go coast-to-coast and demand a national ... «TheTyee.ca, Jul 15»
10
A Foot in the Door: Housing in Boomtowns a 'Rollercoaster'
Alberta's oilsands, Newfoundland's mines, BC forests: how to manage a housing rush -- and how not to. Latest in a series. By David P. Ball, ... «TheTyee.ca, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. A foot in the door [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-foot-in-the-door>. Jul 2019 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z