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ground floor

the floor of a building at or nearest to ground level.
Informal. an advantageous position or opportunity in a business matter, especially in a new enterprise:
She took the job in the new company because she wanted to get in on the ground floor.
Origin of ground floor
First recorded in 1595-1605 Unabridged
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ground floor

the floor of a building level or almost level with the ground
(informal) get in on the ground floor, start from the ground floor
  1. to enter a business, organization, etc, at the lowest level
  2. to be in a project, undertaking, etc, from its inception
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Word Origin and History for ground floor

also ground-floor, c.1600, from ground (n.) + floor (n.); figurative use is from 1864.

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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