Meaning of “the property ladder” in the English Dictionary

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"the property ladder" in British English

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the property laddernoun [ S ]

uk /ˈprɒp.ə.ti ˌlæd.ər/ us /ˈprɑː.pɚ.t̬i ˌlæd.ɚ/

a series of stages in owning houses in which you buy a small house or apartment first and then buy a bigger or more expensive house when you have enough money:

House prices are so high now it is hard for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder (= buy their first house).

(Definition of “the property ladder” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the property ladder" in Business English

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the property laddernoun [ S ]

uk us PROPERTY

a series of stages in owning property in which you buy a small house or apartment first, and then buy a bigger or more expensive one when you have enough money:

get on/get a foot on the property ladder They are attempting to help first-time buyers without a deposit to get on the property ladder.

(Definition of “the property ladder” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)