WORD OF THE DAY
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Open to more than one interpretation; not having one obvious meaning.
Doubtful or uncertain.
In particular, an ambiguous message can leave you vulnerable to the worst interpretation.
Frustrated by ambiguous instructions,the parents were unable to assemble the toy.
Their position in society remains ambiguous.
IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY
GET FOOT IN THE DOOR
To enter a business or organization at a low level, but with a chance of being more successful in the future.
“It’s not a great position, but at least my foot is in the door.”
“I need to find a way to get my foot in the door.”
A: “Did you find a job yet?”
B: “No. I’m still looking.”
A: “With the sagging economy, it’s hard to find a job.”
B: “Yeah. I’m even considering a lower position. At least I’ll have my foot in the door.”
Other Common Sentences:
“I’m working in the mail room. But I’m hoping I can change positions now that I’m in the company.”
“I hate my position, but it’s the only way I could start in this company.”