get\ to\ first\ base

• get to first base (with)
• reach first base (with)
v. phr.
To make a good start; really begin; succeed,

Joe had a long paper to write for history class, but when the teacher asked for it, Joe hadn't got to first base yet.

Suppose Sam falls in love with Betty. Can be even get to first base with her?

George wants to go to college and become a teacher, but I'll be surprised if he even reaches first base.

If you don't dress neatly, you won't get to first base when you look for a job.

Compare: first base

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • get to first base — • get to first base • reach first base 1) make a good start, succeed I tried to meet the sales manager of the company but I couldn t get to first base. 2) to complete the first step of a series of stages towards some objective (to get past/beyond …   Idioms and examples

  • get to first base — ► get to first base informal, chiefly N. Amer. achieve the first step towards one s objective. Main Entry: ↑base …   English terms dictionary

  • get to first base — or[reach first base] {v. phr.} To make a good start; really begin; succeed, * /Joe had a long paper to write for history class, but when the teacher asked for it, Joe hadn t got to first base yet./ * /Suppose Sam falls in love with Betty. Can he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get to first base — or[reach first base] {v. phr.} To make a good start; really begin; succeed, * /Joe had a long paper to write for history class, but when the teacher asked for it, Joe hadn t got to first base yet./ * /Suppose Sam falls in love with Betty. Can he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get to first base — I [usu. with negative] informal achieve the first step toward one s objective II see base I * * * get to first base chiefly US informal : to make the first step in a course or process that you hope will lead further usually used in negative… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get to first base — 1. to begin to have success with something that you want to do. They won t even get to first base with the directors with a proposal like that. 2. to get to the first stage of a sexual relationship, where partners kiss and touch each other. Jimmy …   New idioms dictionary

  • get to first base — do the first step, complete the first stage    He was hoping for a kiss, but he didn t get to first base …   English idioms

  • get to first base — v. kiss someone. I got to first base with her last night …   English slang

  • get to first base — (Slang) succeed at the earliest step of something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • get to first base — idi inf to succeed in the initial phase of a plan or undertaking …   From formal English to slang

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