ground floor


noun

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.

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Origin of ground floor

First recorded in 1595–1605
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British Dictionary definitions for ground floor

ground floor

noun

the floor of a building level or almost level with the ground
get in on the ground floor or start from the ground floor informal
  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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