Meaning of “get to/reach first base” in the English Dictionary

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"get to/reach first base" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “get to/reach first base” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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