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English definition of “get to/reach first base”

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get to/reach first base

US informal
to have the first achievement or agreement that is needed for later success: The proposal is so poorly designed, they won't even get to first base with the directors.
Translations of “get to/reach first base”
in Chinese (Traditional) 獲得初步成功,跨出第一步…
in Chinese (Simplified) 获得初步成功,跨出第一步…
(Definition of get to/reach first base from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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