beat a path to someone's door

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beat a path to someone's door

Come to someone in great numbers, as in Ever since she appeared on television, agents have been beating a path to her door. The term beat a path alludes to the trampling action of many feet. [Late 1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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