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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.

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