get\ to\ first\ base\ with

• 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) (with someone) — in. to chieve a basic or initial level of intimacy with someone, such as getting some attention or even getting kissed. □ I’m too hy. I just know I can’t get to first base with her …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • not get to first base (with something) — not get to first ˈbase (with sth/sb) idiom (informal, especially NAmE) to fail to make a successful start in a project, relationship, etc; to fail to get through the first stage Main entry: ↑first baseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not get to first base (with somebody) — not get to first ˈbase (with sth/sb) idiom (informal, especially NAmE) to fail to make a successful start in a project, relationship, etc; to fail to get through the first stage Main entry: ↑first baseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • get\ to\ second\ base\ with — • second base • get to second base (with) • reach second base (with) (See the examples below) The new infielder really covers the ground at second base. When the pitcher drew back his arm to pitch the ball, Tom ran as fast as he could to steal… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

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

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