get to first base

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 hasn't even gotten to first base yet with his girlfriend.


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  • 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 — • 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 — 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\ 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get to first base informal, — get to first base informal, chiefly N. Amer. achieve the first step towards one s objective. → base …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

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