ground floor, get in on the

Participate in the beginning of a venture, thereby gaining some advantage. For example, Investors were eager to get in on the ground floor of the new development. [First half of 1800s]


Nearby words

  1. ground elder,
  2. ground engineer,
  3. ground fault,
  4. ground fish,
  5. ground floor,
  6. ground fog,
  7. ground frost,
  8. ground game,
  9. ground glass,
  10. ground hemlock

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