get in on the ground floor

{v. phr.} To be one of the first members or employees to participate in the growth of a firm, educational institution, etc. * /Elliott got in on the ground floor and made a fortune at the company./ * /Mr. Smith who joined the new college as an instructor, got in on the ground floor, and wound up as its president after twenty years./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • get in on the ground floor — Ⅰ. get in on the ground floor UK INFORMAL (US also get in on the first floor) ► to become involved from the beginning in a business activity that you think will be successful: »This is our chance to get in on the first floor of an industry that s …   Financial and business terms

  • get in on the ground floor — get/be/in on the ground floor phrase to be involved from the beginning in something that is likely to be very successful The rewards can be great when you are in on the ground floor of an economic recovery. Thesaurus: to take part, or to become… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get in on the ground floor — If you get in on the ground floor, you enter a project or venture at the start before people know how successful it might be …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • get in on the ground floor — (get) in on the ground floor to become involved in something from its beginning. Can someone tell me how you get in on the ground floor of a money making deal like that? …   New idioms dictionary

  • get in on the ground floor — be there at the start, be one of the first people to invest or be hired    If I get in on the ground floor at MING S, I ll advance quickly …   English idioms

  • get in on the ground floor — start at the beginning (in hopes of future gain) He managed to get in on the ground floor of the new company …   Idioms and examples

  • get in on the ground floor —    If you get in on the ground floor, you enter a project or venture at the start before people know how successful it might be.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get in on the ground floor — to become involved in something from the beginning. It is potentially a very lucrative market and those who get in on the ground floor might well make a fortune …   New idioms dictionary

  • get in on the ground floor — {v. phr.} To be one of the first members or employees to participate in the growth of a firm, educational institution, etc. * /Elliott got in on the ground floor and made a fortune at the company./ * /Mr. Smith who joined the new college as an… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ in\ on\ the\ ground\ floor — v. phr. To be one of the first members or employees to participate in the growth of a firm, educational institution, etc. Elliott got in on the ground floor and made a fortune at the company. Mr. Smith who joined the new college as an instructor …   Словарь американских идиом


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