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Meaning of “the property ladder” in the English Dictionary

"the property ladder" in British English

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the property laddernoun [S]

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a ​series of ​stages in ​owninghouses in which you ​buy a ​smallhouse or ​apartment first and then ​buy a ​bigger or more ​expensivehouse when you have enough ​money: House ​prices are so high now it is hard for first-time ​buyers to get on the ​propertyladder (= ​buytheir 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 ​owningproperty in which you ​buy a ​smallhouse 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 ​helpfirst-timebuyers without a ​deposit to get on the ​propertyladder.
(Definition of the property ladder from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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