That should give us a foot up

Overheard at a meeting.  It is a congruent conflation of “get a leg up”  and “a foot in the door”, both meaning to receive support or an advantage.  “Start off on the right foot” (to have a favorable or positive start) may also be in the mix.  I suppose getting a foot up is just a little advantage?  Kudos to Martin Pietrucha for hearing this one and passing it on.


3 Comments on “That should give us a foot up”

  1. Beatrice Zablocki says:

    How about “a foot in the door”?

  2. Beatrice Zablocki says:

    I missed the “foot up” malaphor when u first posted it or I would have written sooner.

  3. davemalaphor says:

    Yes. Works much better and makes it a congruent conflation. Will edit the post. Thanks!

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