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front door

noun

  1. the main entrance to a house or other building, usually facing a street.
  2. Informal. anything offering the best, most direct, or most straightforward approach to a place, situation, objective, etc.


front door

noun

  1. the main entrance to a house
  2. an open legitimate means of obtaining a job, position, etc

    to get in by the front door



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Word History and Origins

Origin of front door1

First recorded in 1740–50
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Example Sentences

If the front door wasn’t open, the back door would have to do.

Maybe a woman heard it when the front door clicked open, announcing the homecoming of the boyfriend who hits her sometimes.

Ocasio-Cortez started roaming the office and opening doors as staffers barricaded the front door with furniture.

Publishers know Americans are going to be hunkered down at home for another few months of coronavirus-created isolation, so some of them are hoping to drive more revenue by going right through readers’ front doors.

From Digiday

When I parted the curtains that hung just past its front door, they revealed a dark, narrow room with square tables lined up along a long wooden banquette.

From Eater

Black smoke rolled through the front door and the entire structure was gone to Hell in minutes.

When Singh finally showed up at the front door of his home in Amritsar, his family was overwhelmed with relief.

Pulcini had locked the front door of the convent, but now he found it open.

When I returned to the rooming house in the late afternoon, I found a handwritten note pinned to the front door.

She snatched her purse from the kitchen counter and stormed out the front door, past his duffel bags.

Then they all passed out through the great front door to the wide old veranda.

Mr. Orgreave, having taken Clayhanger to the front door, did not return immediately into the breakfast-room.

He had found the front door open, and had followed his ring by walking in unceremoniously.

There was a small front porch, upon which a long window and the front door opened.

An hour afterwards he knocked at the front door, Anne Honeywood admitted him.

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