ground floor: Meaning and Definition of

ground' floor'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the floor of a building at or nearest to ground level.
  2. an advantageous position or opportunity in a business matter, esp. in a new enterprise: She took the job in the new company because she wanted to get in on the ground floor.
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