get to first base informal,

get to first base informal,
get to first base informal,
chiefly N. Amer.
achieve the first step towards one's objective.
base

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  • 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 — 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

  • 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

  • first base — 1. Baseball. a. the first in counterclockwise order of the bases from home plate. b. the position of the player covering the area of the infield near first base. 2. get to first base, Informal. a. to succeed in the initial phase of a plan or… …   Universalium

  • first base — noun singular 1. ) in the game of baseball, the first of four places the BATTER must run to after hitting the ball a ) the position played by the person who guards first base 2. ) the first successful step in an attempt to achieve something: get… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • first base — noun 1. the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball • Hypernyms: ↑base, ↑bag 2. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home …   Useful english dictionary

  • first base — noun (C) 1 a) the first of the four places in a game of baseball (1) that a player must touch before gaining a point b) the position of a defending player near this place: He plays first base for the Red Sox. 2 AmE informal the first stage of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • first base — n 1.) a) the first of the four places in a game of baseball that a player must touch before gaining a point b) the position of a defending player near this place ▪ He plays first base for the Red Sox. 2.) get to/reach first base AmE informal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • base — base1 noun 1》 the lowest part of something, especially the part on which it rests or is supported.     ↘Architecture the part of a column between the shaft and pedestal or pavement.     ↘Botany & Zoology the end at which a part or organ is… …   English new terms dictionary

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