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front door

the main entrance to a house or other building, usually facing a street.
Informal. anything offering the best, most direct, or most straightforward approach to a place, situation, objective, etc.
Origin of front door
1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She cautiously entered the parlour on the left hand of the front door: all was safe.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds
  • Then, when you get in with the right people, you will open the front door some night and let in the gang.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • She would be perfectly safe, he said, as he had just put a new Yale lock on the front door.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • The visitor's advent was announced again by the brass knocker on the front door.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Luckily for me—for Amelie was as set as I was—the argument was cut short by a knock at the front door.

    A Hilltop on the Marne Mildred Aldrich
British Dictionary definitions for front door

front door

the main entrance to a house
an open legitimate means of obtaining a job, position, etc: to get in by the front door
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